Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stove-Top Croutons

I made this recipe forever ago and found it in an old picture folder, so it's time I put it on here!  This recipe comes from The Turkish Cookbook.  The recipe was actually attached to a corn soup recipe, pictured above, but we really didn't like the soup very much- it was like a thick, salty porridge.  However, the croutons were delicious!!!  I used a few-days-old, rock hard Portuguese bread and they were still amazing.  You just sautee them on the stove in some oil (and some butter, maybe... can't remember!) and use your choice of spices and seasonings.  I used garlic powder and smoked paprika. 

Stove-Top Croutons
adapted from The Turkish Cookbook

1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons butter
6 large, thick slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (Italian, French, Portuguese, etc)
spices and seasonings, like sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper, smoked paprika, etc.

1.  Melt oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add bread cubes and cook, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides.  Sprinkle with spices and or seasonings, to taste.  Serve with soup or salad. 

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