Croutons

Croutons
Christopher Baker
Makes 10 cups
preparation
10
minutes
cooking
40
minutes

Ingredients

1
loaf sliced white sandwich bread (20 to 24 ounces), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2
cup
olive oil
kosher salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Dividing evenly between 2 rimmed baking sheets, toss the bread with the oil and 1½ teaspoons salt. Arrange in a single layer and bake, tossing the bread and rotating the pans halfway through, until golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely on the pans.
  2. Before baking, try tossing the bread with one of the following:
    Herbs: ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or rosemary.
    Spices: 2 tablespoons paprika, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, and ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper.
    Cheese: ¾ cup grated Parmesan. (Use cheese croutons within 1 week.)
Dawn Perry
April 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 124
  • Fat 7 g
  • Sat Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 291 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 15 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Calcium 44 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.