Now that I had made the roasted garlic oil I was ready to make the roasted garlic croutons. Up until now I have been buying croutons but they turned out to be pretty easy to make. Making croutons is a great way to use up any bread that is getting a bit too old. You can add various flavours to croutons by using flavoured oils or by tossing them with extras like herbs or grated cheese. I used some thyme and parmigiano reggiano to add a bit of flavour. The croutons turned out really good. They were nice and golden brown and crispy but not too hard. The roasted garlic oil added a ton of flavour to the croutons.
1 cup roasted garlic oil
6 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (grated)
1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
1 loaf day old bread
1. Mix the the oil, parmigiano reggiano and thyme in a large bowl.
2. Cut the crust from the bread and cut the bread into 1 inch cubes.
3. Place the cubed bread into the bowl and mix with your hands.
4. Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes.