Croutons

Day old bread? More often than I would like to admit, I have half a loaf of  hardening bread. Even though it is stale, it is still quite edible.  My favorite use of old bread is to make croutons.

Croutons are great accompaniments to top salads and soups; to scoop up dips; and in a crunch, you could spin it down in a food processor for great Italian bread crumbs.

Croutons

Croutons
Croutons

Day old bread, cut into 1 inch pieces

1/2 cup Olive oil

1 tsp Lemon pepper

2 tsp Oregano

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Garlic

½ tsp pepper

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix together olive oil and spices in medium bowl. Add bread pieces and toss to coat well. Lay pieces of bread on cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until browned, turning once. Let completely cool and store in airtight container.

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