No, these are not those croutons where you start chewing them and it sounds like fireworks in your head. These croutons have just a pleasant crunch (unless you burn them, that is a whole other problem).
What you need:
-One loaf of store brought bread (or stale bread, or that homeade loaf that you can't do anything with because you messed it up and its all crumbly *guilty*) I used to get my bread at the day old bread store where I would get 2 loaves for a dollar and freeze it until I wanted croutons.
-1/3 cup olive oil mixed with herbs of your choice (I usually just smell the herbs and decide what I prefer that day) and garlic salt
First, I mix my olive oil, herbs, and garlic salt together to get the herbs to re-hydrate a little bit.
Then cube up your loaf of bread.
When you are ready, toss the bread with the olive oil mix, add the mix a little bit at a time so that it evenly covers the bread crumbs.
Spread out on a cookie sheet and stick in the oven for 10 minutes, pull out and stir a little bit with a spatula and put in for another 5 minutes. Then keep a close eye on the croutons and take out when they are done to your liking. I like them best at a little bit darker golden color. I don't have a picture of the finished croutons, but I can guarantee that they are deeelicous. I usually store them in a tupperware container on the counter. Hope you enjoy!
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