Home Made Croutons

I love croutons but the store bought one’s are nothing like home made.  For soups and salads, there is nothing like Emeril’s croutons with my twist.

croutons21. Get a french loaf of bread and cut into slices one to one and a half inches thick.  Then Quarter there slices.

2. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with yummy olive oil.croutons1

3. Place a smaller bowl over the top of the main bowl and shake a few times until all the croutons are basically coated with olive oil.  It won’t be even and it doesn’t need to be.


4. Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of your favorite spice mixture…. see Emeril’s Spice Mixture below.croutons1

5. Place on Cookie Sheet and bake at 400 degrees and bak for six minutes.  Mix/Stir Once or twice. Bake again 4 minutes.


6 Allow to cool – These will store well but without the preservatives of store bought brands, not as long as store bought croutons.


Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning Mixture:

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt, finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder.

Combine mixture.  You will only need a a tablespoon of this for each batch of croutons.


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