On Saturday morning at Whole Foods they were giving away samples of their cheddar sourdough bread and after a lap around the dairy section, I decided that the bread would make great croutons for a summer salad. If you haven’t made your own croutons, you really should give it a try because in total it will take you about 30 minutes (that includes baking) to make this delicious treat.
Step One: Cut up day old bread into bite sized pieces.
Step Two: Melt a stick of butter (yes, a whole stick) over the pieces and toss. Make sure each piece got some butter love.
Step Three: Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and create an even layer of bread bits. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the bread pieces. You can add more seasonings, like garlic but because this bread already had “seasoning” from the cheddar I didn’t add any.
Step Four: Move an oven rack to the highest level and turn the oven on broil. Now do not walk away from the oven, you will need to hang out and monitor the croutons because once they start to brown, you need to take them out and flip them (with a spatula or by hand) place them back in the oven and when they have browned on the second side, they are finished!
Step Five: Let them cool off on the baking sheet, and then toss them with a salad to take to a cookout or put them in a container and use over the next few days.