Last night was another one of those nights that I just had no idea what to make for dinner and I didn’t feel like fighting with the boys about what restaurant to go to. I found a flank steak in the freezer, of course, and thawed that. I made the boys favorite, Steak Caesar Salad. I found some old bread on the counter (can you tell that I haven’t been to the grocery in a while), so I decided to make some croutons. They are super easy and so much better than the bag kind. Don’t get me wrong, I have several of those bags in my pantry, but homemade are really so much better and it’s not rocket science-I really do think a monkey could do this.
I was not feeling fancy last night so this batch of croutons just got olive oil, salt and pepper. The whole process takes about 10 minutes, but be sure and set a timer so you don’t forget them in the oven. I have done that many times and burnt bread really makes the house smell awful.
Old Bread- as much or as little as you have
Preheat oven to 350Â°
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Cut the bread in to small cubes, about 1/2". Lay the cubes on the baking sheet.
Sprinkle the bread with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss with your hands until all the pieces of bread are covered in the oil mixture.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they become golden brown and crunchy.
*Store leftovers in a zip top bag in the refrigerator
*Use garlic powder, herbs, cayenne... to change up the flavor