Homemade Croutons For Soups And Salads
Croutons are probably most recognized as a garnish on a Caesar salad.Croutons are pieces of bread that have been toasted, either in a frying pan or the oven, until they are crisp and golden brown. They can be tossed into green salads, sprinkled on top of soups and casseroles, crushed over cooked vegetables such as asparagus or broccoli, and used as the base for stuffings or savory bread pudding.
How To Make Croutons for Soups & Salads:
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 4 to 5 servings
Category: Vegetarian Recipe
Level of cooking: Easy
5 cups of Bread ( Bread Options given below ):
Italian Bread – make softer, crumbly croutons
English Muffin Bread
1 tbsp of Olive oil
2 tbsp Butter
Sea Salt to tate
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tbsp red pepper flakes
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Cut or tear bread into cubes. and place in a large bowl. Drizzle cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
Making Croutons in a Oven :
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.Spread seasoned bread onto a sheet tray and bake for about 15 minutes.Bake until crispy.Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.You can use These crotons for making below recipes or use your own creativity.
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These tomatoes are almost like inverted tuna sandwiches. They’re stuffed with creamy tuna with zippy capers, mellow cannellini beans and crunchy croutons.
Making Croutons in a Frying Pan:
over medium high heat, toss the bread cubes until they are golden brown and crispy. You’ll want to keep them moving in the pan and keep an eye on them to prevent them from burning.
To make garlic bread:
Follow the same process but add garlic powder or pressed garlic pisces and bake it.
To make clove bread:
Follow the same process but add clove powder or pressed cloves and bake it.
Nutritional values of Homemade Croutons:
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