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Roasted Garlic Croutons

Roasted Garlic Croutons

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.

Ingredients
1 cup roasted garlic oil
6 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (grated)
1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
1 loaf day old bread

Directions:
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.

24 comments:

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

You really captured the golden-ness of the croutons...They look delicious. I find if I make croutons I always panic that there isn't enough fat so end up adding butter as well. Which usually results in practically deep-fried bread cubes...(drool)...yours look much more sophisticated!

VeggieGirl said...

Store-bought croutons have NOTHING on the homemade variety - yours look fabulous!!

As a true garlic fanatic, I'm enjoying these garlic-containing recipes - keep 'em coming! :0)

Peter M said...

Like Laura, store croutons suck...these croutons are where it's at!

Elle said...

Kevin, i love making croutons. They're so much easier than you would think, and they're addictive. I have to make sure we save some for the salad, hehe. Those look delicious!

Maryann said...

Anything homemade is always better :) Good job on your croutons, Kev :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great use for the garlic oil!

Gloria said...

Kevin, these croutons look yumy,yummy I have to do!!!xGloria

Pam said...

I knew you were going to get all creative with your roasted garlic oil!

Bobby said...

oh, this looks amazing. I have never tried to make croutons but have always wanted to. Looks easy enough, I might have to try this.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Hmmm. I knew we'd see that oil again! The croutons look great. Fresh and crunchy! Great job!

Great Big Veg Challenge said...

Kevin -
These are the prefect crouton.
And I love roasted garlic - as does Freddie.

Jan said...

Great picture! They look so good - much better than shop bought.

Sylvie said...

Kevin, I'd love some of those on top of my salad. I love how you make them look gigantic in your pic!

Manggy said...

We have a packaged snack here that looks almost exactly like that-- it felt like I could just keep popping them into my mouth forever :) Looks great!

Holler said...

What perfect croutons those are Kevin! I bet they tasted amazing :P

Lina said...

Those look great and surprisingly easy to make!

giz said...

Home made is the bomb - so much better than store bought and I think, more versatile. Check out the chicken parm with croutons recipe on Got No Milk blog - I've made it - it's wonderful.

Toni said...

You've just made me say "DUH!" I've been baking bread for a while now. Why haven't I thought of making croutons? Thank you for this!!!

Lisa said...

Well, I made croutons this weekend too! Mine were made with cornmeal and a bit of parmesan.

noobcook said...

wow I never knew how to make croutons. Yours look like the best version I've ever tried!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god these croutons are baked and I am now desperate to try ur roasted garlic oil !!!!!!

fantastic picture.

Rosie said...

Oh wow just look at the golden colour of your croutons - perfect indeed!

Rosie x

Deborah said...

I usually make my own croutons, but have never made them with my own roasted garlic oil. I'll have to try this one out!

Lore said...

Now I will crave these croutons whenever I'll eat soup.

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