Making croutons is actually pretty simple, and it’s a great way to use up left over bread – as they’ll last weeks as opposed to days.  I like to make them to add my own personal touch to a fairly simple salad.

In this video, I make some garlic croutons that I think are awesome with a Caesar salad.

Ingredients for Garlic Croutons

  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 – 15 thin slices of fresh, crusty bread (can’t use the sliced stuff in the plastic bag)

Recipe Overview & Keys to Success

  • Make sure you use the right bread – the sliced bread in the package is no good.  Day old bread is fine
  • Don’t burn the garlic, you can get it a little toasted and brown, but make sure it doesn’t burn
  • Check on the croutons once you put them in the oven so they don’t burn

To make garlic croutons

  • Slice the bread into your desired size crouton
  • Sauté 2 – 3 cloves of minced garlic in a half and half mixture of olive oil and butter until the garlic is just lightly brown
  • Toss the bread with the oil and garlic mixture to coat
  • Lay the bread on a sheet of foil in a single layer and put them into the oven 275 degrees
  • Once the croutons are crunchy remove, let cool and you’re ready to serve


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