Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Such a cool idea! Great on top of tomato soup, or any soup! Sprinkle over salads, pair with fresh tomatoes, have fun! Adapted from 300 Sensational Soups by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds, and published in Family Fun magazine.
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme (or try basil)
- 6 slices bread (whole wheat is good)
- 3 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
- In a small bowl, combine butter and thyme. Spread over one side of each bread slice with the butter mixture.
- Place 3 slices in the pan, buttered side down. Top with the cheese, then with remaining bread slices, buttered side up.
- Cook, turning once, until toasted on both sides, 3-5 minutes per side.
- Remove the sandwiches from the pan. Let them cool slightly, then cut them into 1" squares. Use in soups(tomato is especially nice), on top of salads, etc. Enjoy!
- Makes about 60 croutons.
Such a simple idea,but oh so effective! This was wonderful tossed through salad,adding great texture and taste. Looking forward to trying these little beauties with soup,come the cooler weather.
Made for your *Wk 5 Football Pool* win & you are right This is such a cool idea! Ready-made croutons are costly here & there is little variety from which to choose. I halved the recipe for 2 of us, added garlic to the thyme/butter mix & used them atop an *empty the fridge* mixed green salad. The texture & flavor they added made for a satisfying meal. Thx for sharing this recipe & *Congrats* on your win. :-)
Used Artisan French Bread with fresh and dried basil. They were placed on the top of a tomato basil hot soup. I had rather not sandwich these croutons, but use as open-faced. Of course, cheese and bread go together any time! Prepared as a participant in the Aus/NZ Swap #31 Aug 2009 Event and Magic of Herbs Tag Event in the Photo Cooking Forum.