Best Croutons Ever!
As I am prone to do, I modified the Pioneer Woman’s recipe a bit.
Cast of Characters:
Italian Bread, olive oil, garlic cloves, fresh rosemary, sea salt. You can use French bread or whatever. You could also try different herbs or crushed red pepper. And/or flaxseed! (Occasionally, I like to sneak a tad of nutrition into stuff.)
*Preheat oven to 200 degrees
*Cut bread into 1 inch cubes and spread onto a baking sheet
*Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in small skillet over low heat on the stove
*Peel and crush -don’t chop- two cloves of garlic and put them in the oil. Stir the cloves around for 3-5 minutes, then remove them from the oil with a spoon.
*Remove the leaves from a couple of stems of rosemary. Finely chop the leaves and stir into the oil.
* Drizzle the oil mixture over the bread cubes and toss them up with your hands. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
*Bake at 200 for 45 minutes. After the 45 minutes is up, crank the oven up to 400. Bake 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
Absolutely AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS if I may say so!
P.S. Go here to make Tracy’s Creamy Tomato Basil Soup.