Recipe by Chef John
"Don't let stale baguettes go to waste! These garlic-parmesan croutons are the perfect crunchy topper for salads and soups. And they're ridiculously easy to make."
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garlic, finely minced
1 (8 ounce) loaf
French bread baguette, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
freshly ground black pepper
The day that I made these, I didn't have any shredded cheese on hand, but I made them anyway. This was one of the easiest recipes, it was quick & the croutons were DELICIOUS. They had just the right amount of everything to make them good, and my kids liked them so much they ate the leftovers without any salad. Good job Chef John!
Delicious croutons. A little kick of heat, with my BIG pinch of cayenne. Only changes were-pol and garlic infused less than 3 hours, but added yummy garlic juices from my jar of minced garlic. Also skipped last step of adding the additional 1/4 cup parm. Lastly jacked the heat up to 325 for the last 15 min.
No need to buy them at the store with this recipe! Easy and delicious. I omitted the cayenne pepper.
What an easy & delicious recipe. I followed just as the recipe stated. I thought they were very very good. Mine may have been a little overdone (my oven is just hot) so I may reduce cooking time by 10 minutes or so. Will make again...definitely.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Homemade Croutons
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 292
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