Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's for Dinner: Homemade Seasoned Croutons

Most people enjoy their croutons with salads. I like doing that just the same but... I love eating croutons with fish!

Weird combination? Perhaps. But I just love what the warm tilapia does to the croutons. Kinda crunchy, but kinda moist. Just perfect.

I've been wanting to experiment with making my own croutons for a while since I eat them so much, so today I did just that. And let's just say: somethings are just better bought.

While I LOVED the fact that I got to personalize it and whatnot, cutting the bread wasn't exactly fun. I gave up after about one third of the loaf. Now if someone would cube the bread for me, I'd be more than happy to make the croutons at home more often.

I loved how they turned out - the taste was great. And I loved that I knew exactly what was in it... because I made it!

Here's what I used:
  • Loaf of [store-bought] bread.
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Parsley flakes
  • Basil leaves
  • Black pepper
Once you get the bread cubed, it's very easy to make. I just don't have the patience to cut through the crusty bread.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking stray with foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Add cubed bread pieces to the baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle [lightly] the bread with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle on garlic powder, parsley flakes, basil leaves, and black pepper. Or whatever you want! The fun part of making your own things at home is you get to choose the flavors you want and love.
  5. Bake in your preheated oven for 10 minutes. Or until they are lightly brown and crunchy!

P.S. This post is a part of my "What's for Dinner" series, where I share what I've been cooking and my recipes. Grab and share my button:


Deanna Ritz said...

These croutons sound really easy and yummy! I'm your newest follower through gfc. I'd love for you to visit my blog sometime @ I look forward to getting to know you. :)

Dana DeVolk said...

I LOVE homemade croutons!!
We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: Two Girls and a Party Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
We hope to see you there!

Emily said...

YUM! My mom use to make them just like this!!


Yummy! I love croutons!

Anonymous said...

yumm and yumm!

Tash TheVelvetMoonBaker said...

Yum, I never even thought to make my own croutons will definitely have to give this a go, I'd love for you to link this up over at my blog :D

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Oh my! These croutons look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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