We are all guilty of buying or baking bread and not eating it fast enough!
I love fresh bread! It amazes me with all the people living in our house that bread actually goes stale!
This wonderful loaf of sourdough I am sad to say got a little to hard for us to eat!
Instead of letting it go to waste, I decided I would make homemade crutons. Crutons will go well with all the lettuce we have been harvesting from the garden.
Making crutons is very easy. You can do many flavor profiles. I made garlic and black pepper crutons.
First, cut up the bread to the size crutons you like to eat.
I then drizzled olive oil over my cut pieces.
Using my hands, I mixed all the pieces together to evenly coat the bread.
I then sprinkle garlic powder, crushed black pepper and parsley flakes over the cubes. I use my hands again to make sure each cube is coated.
I cook the cubes in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. After the first 20 minutes I stir the cubes and check the texture. I then cook them for an additional 20 minutes. By now they should be toasted and crispy.
I let them sit for about an hour until they are completely cooled off. I store my crutons in mason jars.
I also use these to coat chicken pieces for baking. Just toss what you need in a food processor and grind! My kiddos love to just grab a handful as a snack. They are good. We also make a garlic and parmesan flavor.
How do you use stale bread?