And now on to today's recipe which is Garlic Parmesan Croutons (made, incidentally, with sourdough bread). Enjoy!
My husband's mom (yes, that's my MIL) makes the best homemade croutons. Years ago she graciously shared her recipe with me, and I've been making these ever since. This quick and easy recipe is the kind where I never measure the ingredients (except the four slices of bread, of course). They're delicious, and I think that once you make a batch you'll never ever go back to store bought. Really.
Garlic Parmesan Croutons
4 slices sourdough or French bread, cubed
extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 375F. Arrange bread cubes evenly over the bottom of a baking sheet or pan (do not use non-stick as the croutons will over brown).
Drizzle olive oil over bread cubes until most of the cubes seem to have been hit with a spot of oil. I usually drizzle back and forth across the pan one way and then the other (side to side and then top to bottom--make sense?). Then, depending on your personal taste preference, sprinkle seasonings and Parmesan cheese over cubes, stir with a spatula, and place pan in oven.
Bake for 15 minutes, stirring at five minute intervals.
Cool completely, then store in an airtight container. You have my permission to nibble on a few while they're cooling. :)
Enjoy on top of your favorite green salad -- these taste especially delicious with our Easy Peasy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Bon appetit!
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