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I`m not a fan of croutons but my husband is, so I made them for him and end up eating it to. I used sundried tomato bread. These came out fabulous. Very easy!

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Rita~ March 24, 2003

I love trying different recipes for homemade croutons. The directions were simple and clear. I smashed the garlic with 1/2 tsp. table salt, since I didn't have kosher salt. I used 3 slices of white bread and they cooked in about 10 to 12 minutes in my oven. To others who might try this recipe, watch them closely in the oven, they do brown rather quickly. Excellent recipe Derf, thanks for sharing.

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Tweeky February 04, 2004

Good flavor. I had dried minced onions on hand so I added about 1 tablespoon of those to the oil mixture. It makes no sense to purchase croutons when you can make these tasty ones for just pennies.

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Marie Nixon January 18, 2004

My first time making croutons and I must say this is a wonderful recipe. Thank you Derf !!!

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malfixit February 09, 2014

Very tasty and very easy. I used them for Kittencal's caesar salad, Kittencal's Famous Caesar Salad. I like that the recipe has olive oil as opposed to butter, which I am trying to avoid. My proportions were more or less but the croutons came out very tasty and perfect for the salad. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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eva_anita November 05, 2011

Fantastic! I had a quarter of a loaf of homemade 9 grain whole wheat bread that I didn't want to get moldy and had a pot of split pea soup simmering so made these croutons for on top of the soup. Used garlic powder along with three cloves of garlic and used the tip about tossing in a plastic bag (worked great, thanks). Will never buy croutons again. Thanks for the recipe!

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TendrMoon October 10, 2010

I've always loved homemade croutons. With a recipe this quick and easy, I can't imagine why anyone would buy those stale ol' things from the grocery store! I used twice the garlic but didn't use quite as much olive oil, closer to 2 T. We didn't really miss it, except when eatting individual pieces as a snack.

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LetsEat April 09, 2010

I doctored this one up a bit. I used 3 tbs melted butter and ~ 1/8 cup olive oil, mixed with the fresh minced garlic, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper. Tossed this with the bread cubes in a plastic bag, then baked according to the recipe. Turned out fabulous!! 15 minutes was the perfect amount of time, too. Thank you for a great "homemade" version!!

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Southern Bug December 04, 2009

I can't believe I've waited so long to make my own croutons. I usually just grab a bag from the grocery shelf. Why????? Now that I've tried your recipe Derf, there's no turning back. So easy and the flavour is wonderful. I did add 1 tsp each of fresh ground black pepper and dried parsley. Thanks so much for changing my bad habit. lol

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Diana #2 October 01, 2009
Garlic Croutons