Parmesan and garlic croutons

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Serves: 8

By YumYumMummy

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed, or very finely sliced

  • 2 tbsp Parmesan coarsely grated

  • 3 slices bread (from any sort of loaf)


<ol> <li>Preheat oven to 200C.</li> <li>Cut slices into about 1.5 cm cubes (the more rustic you want the croutons, the bigger and rougher you can cut them!)</li> <li>Put the bread into a baking tray big enough to accommodate them in one layer, more or less.</li> <li>Pour over enough oil to lightly coat the bread, mix.</li> <li>Add the garlic and Parmesan and mix in again.</li> <li>Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until the croutons are golden brown; don't forget them!</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>Can be stored for a few days after making in a sealable container</p> <ul> <li>Don't leave out all the small crunchy bits at the bottom of the pan, they're the best bits!</li> </ul>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Starter

  • Side

  • Make Ahead

  • cheese

  • bread

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  • LemonTart 22/04/08 20:39

    wow wow wow - so easy yet sooo good! Def make these again. Had made a big batch of homemade roast tomato soup and wanted a nice crunchy idea. Remembered seeing this on the list and made this for early dinner. I used a day old skinny french stick thinly sliced into rings. Next time I will add the crushed garlic to the oil to brush over and scatter the cheese afterwards with coarse sea salt. Might try a little chilli too..

  • YumYumMummy 29/01/08 23:06

    Add something special to soups and salads. If you crumble them up even further to fine crumbs, it tastes yummy on top of a bowl of pasta or a pasta bake