Homemade Croutons

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Easy and delicious (and fast!) recipe to make homemade croutons for soups or salads or for snacking. Croutons should be crispy and flavorful on the outside, and a little bit chewy on the inside (not hard like the boxed ones).

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4 - 6

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Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: salad · soup · snack · bread ·

Ingredients

3 breadsticks (about 6 - 8 inches long), or a French baguette
1 TB butter
2 TB olive oil
seasonings of choice -- I like Jane's Krazy Salt

Method

Cut breadsticks into 1/2 inch rounds (or if using larger baguette, cut into 1 inch squares

Melt butter with olive oil in large skillet until just starting to foam.

Place sliced bread face down in the butter mixture in t he pan and allow to cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Season while they are browning. When croutons are just starting to toast/brown, turn them over and brown the opposite side for an additional 2 minutes or so.

I have found that seasoning only one side of the bread is sufficient.

These taste a lot like the bread on a grilled cheese sandwich, and are amazing on a bowl of split pea soup or on a salad.

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