Cookbook:Garlic Croutons I

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Garlic Croutons I
CategoryBread recipes
Time20 minutes

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Garlic croutons can be purchased but are much better when made from old bread. They are a crucial ingredient of Caesar Salad.




  1. Pour the olive oil into a shallow bowl over the garlic and let it soak. Soaking it longer will yield more garlic flavor.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (~180 °C).
  3. Strain the olive oil into a frying pan and fry the bread cubes in it, tossing to coat with oil.
  4. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy and dry.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • To make non-garlic croutons, simply omit the garlic.
  • One may omit the prep work of mincing the garlic by adding the whole cloves of garlic to the oil and then crushing the garlic (either with a mortar or a fork).
  • By using very small bread cubes, frying crisp, and omitting the baking, these croutons may be used in place of potatoes.