I love croutons. Probably more than a person should. One year, back in high school, my twin brother bought me a half dozen boxes of croutons as a Christmas present. Is that love, or what?
I always just buy my croutons but tonight had a demi baguette of day old bread and thought “what the heck, let’s give it a whirl.” I’m so glad I did. These are delish! The perfect way to top off a simple dinner salad.
1 French demi baguette, cut into cubes
2 Cloves garlic
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut bread into bite-sized cubes and set aside in a bowl.
In a small saucepan melt butter. Add pressed garlic cloves and cook lightly to infuse the butter.
Pour butter mixture over bread cubes and toss to coat.
Spread cubes evenly on a foil-lined baking pan. Cook for about 8 minutes, tossing halfway through. The short cooking time allows them to be crunchy on the outside and slightly squishy in the middle…perfect!
Husband Rating – 3.5 out of 5 – “Very tasty, but too big.”