3 CUPS 1/2-INCH CUBED BREAD (ITALIAN, FRENCH, SOURDOUGH, ETC)
1 STICK BUTTER, MELTED
1 TABLESPOON PARSLEY
2 TEASPOONS GARLIC POWDER (NOT SALT!)
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
3 TABLESPOONS PARMESAN CHEESE
Preheat oven to 350
- Melt butter in microwave. Add to large bowl, butter, parsley, garlic powder, salt and cubed bread. Toss and stir to make sure all bread is nice and coated. Once bread is coated, toss with Parmesan cheese.
- Spread evenly on jelly roll pan in a single layer. Bake for about 15 minutes. Watch and make sure they don't burn, they are done with they are nice and golden brown.
- Store in a Ziploc bag until ready to use.
This recipe is great to use for any left over bread you have. Especially to use those round ends that are on french and Italian loves that are so hard to use. Store the ends in a plastic bag in your freezer until you have enough to make a batch of croutons with. Don't be afraid to mix flavors of breads either. I used two kinds of breads to make these croutons shown.
Old dry bread is great to use to make croutons too, so don't throw it out! Add it to your bag of bread ends in the freezer until you get enough to make a batch. With summer salad season coming upon us, its a great time to have a bag of fresh croutons on hand :)