How to Make Homemade Croutons

by William Read

Supplies

  • 1 Loaf of French Bread
  • ½ Cups Olive oil
  • ¼ Cups Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned salt
  • ½ Teaspoons Onion powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ Teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get a loaf of French bread or something like it. Day old is easier to work with.

    Step 2

    Slice off the crust.

    Step 3

    Save the crust!

    Step 4

    Put crust on baking sheet.

    Step 5

    Dry in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.

    Step 6

    Run dried crusts through food processor. Even day old, dry feeling bread needs to be oven dried. It's too tough to process. I save these in a baggy in the freezer to use in other cooking.

    Step 7

    Slice bread into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices.

    Step 8

    Cut each slice into croutons.

    Step 9

    Put in a big bowl.

    Step 10

    Put olive oil, butter and dry ingredients in a bowl or saucepan depending on whether you heat them in a microwave or on the stove. Melt the butter with the olive oil and seasonings.

    Step 11

    Heat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Step 12

    Mix the seasoning. The mixture will have to be continually stirred during application to the croutons because the seasonings won't be absorbed by the oils.

    Step 13

    Stir, pour, toss, stir, pour, toss, continue until the croutons are coated.

    Step 14

    Evenly coated and ready for the 250 degree oven.

    Step 15