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Crispy Croutons

10 min

How-to

Homemade staple

Soup

10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Pantry-ready

Have some bread that's going stale? Making your own croutons is a great way to use up any less-than-stellar bread, and this crouton recipe always impresses! They are irresistible on soups, and also a pleasant thing to snack on while cooking.

Servings

(¼ cup per serving)

Total

10 min

Prep

3 min

Cook

7 min

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Ingredients

  • 4
    slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    paprika powder
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    Italian spice mix
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper
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Directions

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  1. Slice or tear the bread into 1 cm cubes.
  2. Pan-fried version: heat the oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Add the bread cubes and all the spices. Pan fry for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring often until the croutons are golden and crispy.
  3. Oven-baked version: pre-heat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Toss the bread cubes, oil, and spices together on a parchment-lined baking tray, and bake for 5 - 7 minutes, mixing once or twice until the croutons are golden.

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