Just the most flavorful croutons! Tons of delicious zesty flavors.
- 2 cups bread cubes, about 3/4″ sourdough or peasant bread
- 1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (I use organic)
- 1 teaspoon finely grated garlic
- 1 T. Grainy Mustard (see my recipe below!)
- 6 grates freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 375.
Heat the butter in a skillet over low heat, I use a cast iron one.
Add remaining ingredients, stir for 30 seconds over LOW heat just to blend the flavors.
Add the bread cubes and toss very well with a rubber spatula, coating each piece.
Place ovenproof skillet in the oven and toast the bread cubes until golden around the edges – about 15 minutes.
OR , add the seasoned croutons to a rimmed baking sheet and bake.
Remember to use a oven mitt removing the pan!
Leave in 2 minutes less if you like your croutons a little chewy on the insides.
When cool, store the croutons in an airtight glass container and use within 2 weeks.
These are delicious added to so many dishes!
Try my Radicchio Salad with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette.
Crumble the crispy croutons on top as well.
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This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer
Makes about 2 cups