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Garlic croutons

Garlic croutons can be purchased but are much better when made from old bread. They are a crucial ingredient of Caesar Salad.

Ingredients for Garlic croutons:
  • 4 slices day-old French bread, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Makes enough croutons for 4 servings of salad.
  1. Pour the olive oil into a shallow bowl over the garlic and let it soak. Soaking it longer will yield more garlic flavor
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (~180 degrees Celsius).
  3. Strain the olive oil into a pan and fry the bread cubes in it, tossing to coat with oil.
  4. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and garnish with salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy and dry.
  • To make non-garlic croutons, simply omit the garlic.
  • One may omit the prep work of mincing the garlic by adding the whole cloves of garlic to the oil and then crushing the garlic (either with a mortar or a fork).
  • By using very small bread cubes, frying crisp, and omitting the baking, these croutons may be used in place of potatoes.
Source: Cookbook:Garlic croutons