Garlic Croutons

Making your own garlic croutons is a simple way to make your soups or salads feel luxurious. These crunchy, flavor bombs are perfect for dressing up any dish.

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Garlic Croutons

These pan fried croutons are quicker and more delicious than oven baked croutons and add a great crunch to your soups or salads.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword crouton recipe, fried couton recipe, homemade croutons
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 1118kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 thick slices crusty Italian bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Coat a large saute pan with olive oil. I used approximately 3 tablespoons olive oil, but you can use more if need be.
  • Add in the garlic and red pepper and cook over medium heat. Cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Toss in the bread cubes and seasonings then stir to coat in the oil and spices.
  • Continue to cook over medium -low and stir until the bread is crusty, golden, and fully crisped.

  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

These can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 weeks.

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