Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Homemade Croutons

What do you do with leftover bread? Sometimes I save stale bread in a plastic bag in the freezer. When I have enough I stick in the dehydrator until it is completely dried out and then run it through the food processor. Bread crumbs! If you want them seasoned add Italian seasonings to taste. They can then be put in an airtight container or kept in containers in the freezer.  This is what I do with leftover hot dog and hamburger buns, bread heels or just any bread that has been around just a little too long.

This time I had leftover homemade french bread. So I cut it into chunks and brushed with olive oil and garlic granules and parsley. Then spread on a cookie sheet and toasted in a 300 degree oven for 45 minutes. Turn them every 15 minutes so they brown evenly and don't burn. Then they can be stored in Ziploc bags and frozen for future salads. You may never buy croutons again.  

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. Thank you for sharing! I have made homemade bread crumbs before but not croûtons.

  2. Wonderful! They look great! :-)

  3. Your posts always bring a smile to my face. I would love to spend a day in your kitchen! Or, stitching with you. Thanks for sharing glimpses of life on the Farm! And, CONGRATS to Baby O. : )

  4. Thanks for the info! I make my own bread and always needed to find a way to use up the (what we call) butts! lol!


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