On Line Cookbook

Salad Croutons

Recipe Information
Teresa Johnson

Serves/Makes:6 cups

  • 10 to 12 slices bread
  • 8 Tbsp (125 ml). butter or margarine, melted
  • Trim crusts from the bread.
  • Generously brush both sides of each slice with butter.
  • Cut bread into 1/4" to 1/2" square cubes: spread them in a large shallow baking pan.
  • Bake at 300 degrees (150 C.) for about an hour or until they become an even, golden brown. (Stir now and then for even cooking.)
  • Cool the croutons, place in a plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator.
For seasoned croutons, add the following seasoning to the bag of croutons and shake:

Lightly Salted- 2 tsp. salt

Onion- 2 tsp. onion powder and 2 tsp. salt

Garlic- 1 tsp. garlic powder and 2 tsp. salt

Onion Garlic- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder and 2 tsp salt

Italian- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup finely crushed parsley flakes, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 Tbsp. oregano and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder.

Cheese Garlic- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese and 1 tsp. garlic.