"A fine Caesar salad is only as good as it's croutons." — Ronald
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extra virgin olive oil
3/4 (1 pound) loaf
sourdough bread, cubed
Anyone wondering what the heck ghee is - it's clarified butter!!!
These were good, but I found them too hard (texture-wise). I prefer my croutons to have a little give to them. Store-bought croutons have to be hard so they keep for a long time, but I find them more satisfying when they're not so hard. I would skip baking them first if I made them again.
A little too greasy for us following the directions. I cut the oil/butter by half and tossed the croutons with the mixture with a light coating of season salt to make up for the taste difference. Instead of pan frying I baked them on a cookie sheet at 350 for about 15 minutes and thought they came out better the second time. Great for snacking and salads.
These are 10x better than anything you can buy at the store. I usually tend to eat them before putting them on the salad. They turned out great. Can't wait to make again. Thanks for the post.
So very superior to the purchased variety, that the modest investment in time is amply rewarded.
Really an easy exercise in cooking, and the result is absolutely delicious, in both taste & texture.
Didn't add the "ghee" although I did think of adding regular butter, but they were very good without either. I used 2 tb of olive oil and .5 tb of rosemary infused olive oil. I then added dry Greek herb seasoning to the oil mixture. I tossed the bread(used a day-old baguette, no need for toasting) in and baked them on a cookie sheet at 350 for maybe 10 minutes.
Throw the roasted garlic away? No way! Pop it in your mouth, or spread it on some toast.
I thought these were really good. I think when you fry the bread in the oil/ghee mixture you need to have the temperature pretty high or the oil will just soak into the bread and make them too greasy. I am making a Caesar salad from scratch so who wants to add store bought croutons when you go to all that trouble. Thanks for this simple recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caesar Salad Croutons
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 326
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