Monday, 25 February 2013

Crispy Croutons

We are always looking out for ideas for easy things to make... even better if they use up cupboard items that may be nearing their 'use by' date.  These croutons are dead easy...

Checking our 'Justin' case bag, the Dietary Specials white Ciabatta Rolls were due to be used up.

So, we cut them into cubes (roughly and inch/2cm in size) and placed them in a mixing bowl. 

They were seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper.   Two tablespoons of oil was mixed through thoroughly.

The bready bits were added to a hot frying pan (we did ours in two batches) and moved around to minimise catching.

Once they'd toasted through, the croutons were turned out onto a piece of kitchen paper to cool.

They can be added to salad, eaten with chilli or just snacked on.  We sometimes add spices or garlic into the mix and they never last long.  However, if you need to store them, put them in an airtight container and they'll keep a couple of days.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea! Croutons are so handy to have around, and I like the fact that you don't use too much oil - I will be trying these soon!