Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Homemade Croutons

Are croutons a favorite of yours?  Our kids always eat them off of our salads.  So, with the price of virtually everything going up, I decided to try a batch of homemade croutons to save some money. 

How is that for a nice price, $1.04 for 16 oz. of croutons vs. $3.+ for a 5 oz. bag. I shopped smarter by buying my day old French bread on discount.

Croutons couldn't be easier.  Slice the bread and then cube it up.  After you get it all in a large mixing bowl drizzle it with 2-3 tbsp. of olive oil.  Season as desired, I used garlic and sea salt.
Put it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and then place under broiler on high
until browned.  This makes them so chewy and good. 
Fresh croutons are so much better than the pre-packaged kind.  My teen boys consider this a great meal....and then they are all gone!

 Enjoy!
Sherry
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15 comments:

luci wallis said...

Those look yummy! My husband eats them straight out of the box!
Bristol

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love to make these but we tend to eat them before we can get them on the salad.

Gina said...

Homemade croutons are the best! Yours look delicious!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love always to visit your Charming Home. Came by to see your tea cup and loved the homemade croutons. Always a pleasure to visit you my friend. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

This looks wonderful, Sherry. Thanks for the directions....Christine

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I should try these for salad-dinner! Thanks!
Markus

Cynthia said...

They look very good, love homemade croutons.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I use to make them...they are better. Yours look like I could just eat them all.

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Oh these croutons would go fabulously with my Old World Potato Soup. YUM! I can hardly wait to make them and I just happen to have everything on hand. Wish I had a handful right now.

Meredith said...

I do this all the time, but it never occurred to me to put them under the broiler. Definitely going to have to try that!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

YUM! I do this too but never thought to use the broiler -- SO much easier! Thanks Sherry!

Wild Oak Designs said...

An old philosophy that never gets old...croutons are yummy! Thanks for the ideas...

Susan said...

Good idea! I make my own bread crumbs.

Pat said...

I need to remember to do this. Great idea, Sherry!

Sunshine Girl said...

I love croutons and these look really tasty :)

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