Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Garlic and Herb Sourdough Croutons


I have moved everything over from What's For Dinner Across State Lines.  I'm still having a few issues, but hopefully I will have everything worked out soon.  You have no idea, what a leap this has been for me.  When I started blogging, I didn't even know what a url was, let alone what to do with it.  

When I first made this site live, there was a mis-spelling in the url, that has now been corrected. So I'm still in the process of checking to see if you grabbed the bad link.  

Thank you so much to my friends that have been so kind and helpful through the process.  

I wanted to share my favorite croutons with you, because they are something I consider a staple recipe in my house.  If I had to put a label on them, I'd put them in the snack food category; I'd much rather snack on these than potato chips.   I hope you enjoy them as much as my family likes them.  I will show you my favorite salad to put them on very soon.

Garlic and Herb Sourdough Croutons
1 sourdough baguette
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Cut the baguette into 1/2" cubes.  I like to leave the crust on; instead of cutting it off.

In a large bowl add garlic, olive oil, thyme, and rosemary, stir to combine. Add croutons to bowl and toss until all the cubes are coated with the oil mixture.

Place cubes onto a baking sheet. Spread out so they are in a single layer. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Bake in 315 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until bread is dry and golden in color.

I always make larger amounts, but this recipe could easily be halved.  I will store the extras in an airtight container and they keep well for over a week.

Enjoy,

Gina

35 comments:

  1. YUM, I love homemade croutons, yours look amazing!

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  2. These look perfect for in a soup or on a salad! Yum!

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  3. I also love to make my own croutons and these look so tasty.
    Rita

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  4. Love a blogger that does not have word verification; thank you for that Gina.
    Rita

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  5. Thanks everyone.
    Your welcome Rita, it bug me too. So glad you found me.

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  6. Homemade croutons taste so much better than store bought and these would be fantastic in salads or soup. :o)

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  7. Lovely croutons.. I like your new space..
    Bhalo Khabo

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  8. great looking croutons! i love everything on your site i want to eat it all up =]

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  9. These are so beautiful! I love homemade croutons. Congrats on your new site!

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  10. Mmmmm....so much better than the grocery store variety. My mom used to make these all the time, but I love your addition of herbs :)

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  11. Looking good around here, Gina! Homemade croutons rule. They're easy, they're tasty, they're cheap and people think you're all fancy when you serve them a salad with homemade croutons. Garlic, thyme and rosemary must make these a killer combo!

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  12. Homemade croutons with fresh herbs and garlic, say no more! I don't know if they would make me give up chips (my weakness) but I'll give it a try :) Glad to see you back cooking and blogging instead of having to play tech sleuth!

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  13. I'm absolutely making these. They look fantastic! I'm a sucker for anything with garlic to begin with but throw in super tasty sourdough bread and I'm a goner. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Oooo... I love homemade croutons, and since I happen to be out of them right now, guess I get to try this out! Yum!

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  15. Uffff listening to your experience I really don't feel like trying to change my domain or url or anything else! I'm glad you are done. And I'm glad you found the time to post about these wonderful croutons!

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  16. I've never made my own croutons...for some reason, the idea intimidates me. But? You make it look so easy for me to get great results at home!! Bookmarking for the spring/summer salad season!!

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  17. Croutons make any salad a little more delicious and these look absolutely fabulous. I've now bookmarked the new site :)

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  18. Gina...These look so much better then the store bought ones I use...I'll have to try it.

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  19. Oh please don't put the idea of snacking on these into my head. I would eat them by the bucket load. So far, I manage to keep them coralled in a salad. :D

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  20. I absolutely LOVE homemade croutons! These look so good :) I agre that this would make a great snack food! Thanks for sharing... :)

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  21. woot, your croutons look lovely and they're just in time. i thought of making salads for dinner (doctor advised me to lose weight) and i'm stoked to try your recipe. anyhow, i also want to tell you that i was just given 8 awards by a fellow food blogger (i know, 8 awards! how cool is that:)) i really thought about passing them to you because you're one of the bloggers i admire. hope you can drop by and pick them up :D http://janiscooking.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/creamy-cream-dory-and-fabulous-awards/

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  22. We so often buy a baguette or French bread and end up with a third of the loaf that's starting to dry out. This recipe would be perfect to use it up. Also, I must make these just because I don't think I've ever baked anything at 315 degrees - that just made me giggle for some reason when I saw the temp.

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  23. homemade croutons are the BEST! Love the flavors used here!

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  24. What a great photo of your perfect-looking croutons, Gina! Homemade are definitely the best; store-bought ones always taste stale to me in comparison.

    By the way, your new blog looks great!

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  25. Gina, so glad to be following you again! I've missed your wonderful blog!

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  26. homemade croutons are the best, we do make them at the Mount out of just about everything, but I'm afraid when it comes to home I'm too lazy...sigh
    I know my wife would love these!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  27. I am a HUGE crouton fan and I can't wait to try these.

    Thanks for the recipe!!

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  28. I love making my own croutons and these sound fabulous!! I've never done sourdough ones, so I am definitely going to try these out.

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  29. Gina, those croutons look a million times better than anything I have ever seen in the store or in a restaurant. Wonderful!!

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  30. Gina,
    By the time everything is transferred, you''ll be a computer genius.

    We make our croutons, sometimes, and they are the best. Love you addition of the herbs. Fresh herbs make everything taste Better!!

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  31. Ya know, I have yet to make my own croutons. Everyone keeps telling me that once I do, I'll never go back to the boxed kind...LOL. These look outstanding Gina!!

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  32. I love homemade croutons, mine never look this nice though :)

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  33. Gina- you have a lovely blog your croutons look wonderful! You were cracking me up with your newest post about the food sites :) have a good one!
    Katie

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  34. Gina congrats and that is so great that you have finished the switch over. Your doing so great and your new home looks really good.

    Snacking on your croutons sounds way better than chips. I haven't made croutons forever. Loving your recipe and going to give it a try.

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  35. Yahoo! Dudette adores croutons so I just give them to her as a snack sometimes. These look very, very good. Many thanks for your recipe.

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