A crouton is a piece of rebaked bread, often cubed and seasoned. Croutons are used to add texture and flavor to salads, as an accompaniment to soups and stews, or eaten as a snack food. Usually, croutons are baked in big batches, in a traditional oven at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Here, I‘ve created the same recipe in on stove, using a wide-open heavy bottom pan. Homemade garlic croutons taste so fresh in comparison to store bought packed ones.
- 8 Oatnut Bread Slices (cut into bite-size square pieces)
- 1 to 2 tbsps. Olive Oil
- 2 cloves of Garlic (finely chopped or minced)
- 1 tsp. Italian Herbs
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper Powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Flakes
- 1/2 tsp. Pink Salt
- 1 to 2 tbsps. Parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat the oil in a wide-open pan. Add garlic and stir it until turns light pink.
Set the heat on low and add the bread pieces.
On a low-medium heat keep stirring these bread pieces for about 10 to 12 minutes, until crisp and golden-brown. Sprinkle the Italian herbs mix.
When the croutons are nicely done, add rest of the seasonings -red chili flakes, black pepper, and salt.
Turn off the heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Keep stirring until the pan kind of cools down.
Transfer the Garlic Croutons to an open dish or tray to completely cool down to the room temperature.
Our Crispy And Flavorful Garlic Croutons are ready to serve with any soup or salad of our choice.
Garlic Croutons are super easy to create in our own kitchen. Here, we have used oats bread slices for the Garlic Crouton recipe (can use any type of bread). Again, we may or may not trim the edges of the bread slices.
Croutons goes great with the leafy salads (Cesar Salad) and most of the soups.
With our own interesting seasonings, we may create a variety of croutons.
It’s a great idea to save our daily unused bread slices in a box and create tasty croutons later over the weekend.