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Chef John's Homemade Croutons  Recipe
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  • READY IN ABOUT 4 hrs

Chef John's Homemade Croutons

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 55 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Stir olive oil and garlic together in a bowl. Let sit at room temperature until flavors are infused, about 3 hours.
  3. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Pour garlic oil through a strainer onto the bread; toss to coat bread with oil. Add 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper; toss to coat. Spread bread cubes out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn croutons and bake 15 minutes more. Push croutons together with a spatula so that they are in a compact rectangle on the baking sheet and no longer spread out; sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the top. Bake until cheese is melted and the bread is crispy and crunchy, 10 to 15 minutes more.
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Jun 22, 2014

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.

 
Sep 06, 2014

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 890 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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