Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Roasted Garlic Croutons

These Croutons are almost not a recipe. . ..but when my family sees the bowl of homemade croutons ready for Caesar Salad . . . .they appreciate them. They can be made first thing in the morning and if you have too many .. .just put them in a zip loc bag for tomorrow's salad.
  • 1 day old store purchased baguette
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsely (optional)

  1. Thinly slice the baguette .. about 1/4 inch thick .. no more.
  2. Slice off the top of the garlic bulb .. drizzle with olive oil. . about 1 tablespoon
  3. Wrap the bulb of garlic in foil and put in 350 oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Combine cooled garlic and butter and parsely.
  5. Spread over the thinly sliced baguette.
  6. Place the pieces on a cookie sheet. . .and toast in oven at 325 until crisp.
  7. Allow to cool.

When I am in a hurry . .I combine several cloves of garlic with softened butter. . .it still is much better than purchased croutons. If I forgot to buy garlic. . .I lightly spread butter over the croutons. . or give them a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic seasoning and then toast them. (the day I took the picture. . .was one of the "a quick sprinkle of garlic seasoning days".

These work perfectly on home made Caesar Salad Dressing that Charlotte recently posted.

10 comments:

  1. glad you posted the croutons, i was just contemplating doing that. you are right, homemade is always appreciated around here too. but in a pinch, i don't hesitate the ones from a box either....grin.

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  2. Nothing beats home mead croutons. I thought I might be the first one here this AM, but Char is a few hours ahead of me. I just make these today. Kathy

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  3. I agree..homemade croutons are the best. These look wonderful..and I don't mind a little garlic:)

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  4. what a great addition to my recipe box

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  5. Maybe that's why I don't like croutons - because I've possibly never had home made!

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  6. I've never made homemade croutons, but I can tell by the recipe that they would be much better than the boxed kind. Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. I <3 croutons! I can eat them straight from the bag for a snack! Although I'm sure that the homemade ones are much better than the bought ones lol. I might have to try them sometime. Question: can you freeze them? I think I'd have to eat caesar salad for a week before I finished them!

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  8. This HAS to be one of my favorite things to eat. If you let me dunk some of these in yesterdays post (spaghetti) sauce, I would be happy indeed.

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  9. I have never tried making croutons, maybe I should. These sounds good.

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  10. We get day old bread often at our church for free. I am SO going to try..

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