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How-To: Make Crispy Croutons


A soup can be delicious on its own, but sometimes it's the croutons that make it great. You want it to be crisp and crunchy, so that it adds texture to a salad or soup. The perfect crouton doesn't get soggy or soft too fast, and it should add a nice flavour, complimenting your meal.

This crouton recipe always impresses. They are irresistible, and a pleasant thing to snack on while cooking.

Have some bread that's going stale? Making your own croutons is a great way to use up any less-than stellar bread.

Crispy Croutons

Recipe PDF

▸ ▹ Vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free

Yield: 2 cups Prep Time: 3 min Cook Time: 5-7 min Total Time: 10 min

INGREDIENTS

4 slices of bread

2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil

1 tsp (4 g) each of: garlic powder, onion powder, Italian spice mix, and paprika powder

Directions

  1. Sliced 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.

  3. Pan fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until the croutons are golden and crispy.

  4. Oven-baked version: pre-heat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss the bread cubes, oil and spices together in bowl and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 5-7 minutes, mixing once or twice during the baking time, until the croutons are golden.

Notes

  1. Storage: keep in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

  2. Variations: use other spices like curry, cumin, and turmeric, or try with our Mexican or Ranch mix.

Did You Try This Recipe?

Let us know how it went! Comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #pickuplimes

❤ Sadia

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