I used dried thyme and crushed red pepper flakes in this recipe, but croutons are versatile little numbers - so feel free to use any of your favorite savory spices and/or dried herbs.
Yields: About 3 cups
-1/2 day-old baguette, cut into bite-sized cubes
-5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
-Crushed red pepper flakes
-Salt and black pepper, to taste
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) In a large bowl, carefully mix bread cubes with the melted butter. Season with thyme, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Stir to coat.
3.) Spread bread cubes in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.
*Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Buttery, salty, addictive cubes of carbs. Best of luck saving them for a salad......