While preparing my French onion soup recipe the other day, I decided to put croutons in my soup (tons of croutons instead of tons of cheese :). And I thought, hey! Why not just describe how to make some croutons really quickly? And whoola! Here we are!
Now, I’m going to go out on a limb and believe that you have had a salad. A salad probably with croutons. At least I’m making this assumption that you’ve had a crouton during your life. If you’ve ever had store-bought croutons, then you know that they often are loaded with spices and are very dry. Well, I’m here to say that you can basically make those in the time it takes to melt cheese under a broiler. If that isn’t foreshadowing then I don’t know what is.
Quick Crouton Confession
Between you and me I hate store-bought croutons. They have so much flavor that they can overwhelm the delicate flavors of a salad. But that may just be me. I also don’t like using store-bought salad dressings for the same reason. The ones I made here (that, hopefully, you will be making soon) are soo much tastier! Try them and let me know what you think!
How to Make Homemade Croutons
You’re about to find out just why I like these. Not only are they delicious, tasty, customizable, great in salads or soups, cheesy, and just all around awesome, but these are quick and affordable. Let’s look at how to make these wonderful little pieces of bread!
- 1 baguette
- Gruyère cheese (sliced into thin pieces)
The steps are really simple and I don’t know how to simplify or explain them any more than what I put in the recipe down there. So here you go!
Turn on the oven’s broiler.
Slice the baguette into pieces about 1 square centimeter (1/2 square inch). Place all of the pieces on a baking sheet.
Combine the cheese and spices (if desired). Then place the cheese onto each piece of the baguette.
Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake until the cheese begins to bubble.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.