I had some leftover scraps of Italian bread and I want to practice making this for the Farmers' Market. What a great way to use leftover bread. I can capture a little more profit by not wasting leftover bread.
These are so good! I am munching them up as snacks!
Garlic Parmesan Croutons
8 ounces of day old bread
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
4 cloves of roasted garlic
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon hot paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Mash the roasted garlic and add the olive oil. Let this infuse at room temperature for about 4 hours. Then strain the olive oil and discard the garlic.
Cut the bread into 1" cubes and put in a medium sized bowl. Add herbs, sea salt, black pepper , 3/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese and olive oil. Toss to coat.
Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 300F for 15 minutes. Toss the bread cubes. Add the additional 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and return to the oven for 10 - 15 minutes.
Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.