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Old 03-03-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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Homemade Croutons

hmm guess this as good as place as any to put this...

Do you ever have leftover hamburger or hotdog buns.. and just hate to throw them away? Well, if you do make home made croutons .. its soo simple

heres what I did:
1/2 c. olive oil
2 lg. garlic cloves, minced ( could use garlic powder instead)
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp.dry parsley


Mix together. Using pastry brush, brush both sides of bread with oil mixture. Cut into small squares. Place single layers on cookie sheets. Bake at 300 degrees until golden the way you like them.. store in sealed container.

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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I do something like this too Debbie.... sometimes I add onion powder and or other spices as well.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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I do mine on the stove. I toss the squared bread it evoo, kosher or sea salt, rosemary and lots of pepper. I use a large skillet or better yet, a wok, over med-high heat. Toss them every few minutes and voila!
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:43 PM   #4
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Excellent idea and recipes! I'm gonna have to give these a go! Maybe with the heels of the bread loaf too!
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:51 PM   #5
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Add in some chili powder to make a spicer crouton.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:48 PM   #6
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I like to mix all the extra pieces of bread of every kind and have a rich variety of croutons. Also, some I break into pieces, some I cut.
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:10 PM   #7
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We do ours in the oven too, Debbie. I make croutons if we need them, but a lot of the time I tear up the stale bread and give it to the squirrels and birds.
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I do something like this too Debbie.... sometimes I add onion powder and or other spices as well.
So do....I love making homemade croutons, in fact I can't even recall the last time that I bought a box
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:26 AM   #9
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Good idea. I have some leftover bread to use up.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:44 AM   #10
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Nice idea Debbie,
I usually take day old bread and buns and let them dry a little, then I make them into bread crumbs and store in the freezer..I have one package of seasoned crumbs and one plain..Will have to try your idea on some 2 day old sub rolls I have... Thanks

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