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Croutons are crisp bread pieces added to soups and salads to enhance the taste. Readymade croutons are easily available at the grocery stores in different flavors but one can easily make them at home. There are different ways to make croutons...You can deep fry the bread squares and season them as per taste, or you can toast them in oven to cut the amount of fat.... Here I am sharing a very simple way to make crispy croutons at home. I have used wheat bread to make these croutons to maintain the health. Please try this recipe and do share your comments..


(serves 4-6)
  • Wheat bread 4 slices
  • Extra virgin olive oil to sprinkle on bread about 2 tbsp
  • Dried basil 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Method of preparation for oven made croutons

  1. Pre heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Cut bread into 1 inch squares.
bread pieces
whole wheat bread pieces
  1. Place bread pieces on the cookie tray.
  2. Brush some extra virgin olive oil on the bread pieces.
  3. Sprinkle salt, freshly ground black pepper, dried oregano, and dried basil on the bread pieces.
bread pieces with seasoning
bread pieces with seasoning
  1. Toast the bread in the pre heated oven for 2-4 minutes. Turn the side and toast the other side also for 2-3 minutes. Make sure bread pieces don't burn.
  2. Croutons are ready to serve. You can serve them with soups or with salads.
croutons without side crust

Method of preparation for deep fried croutons:

  1. Cut bread into 1 inch squares.
  2. Heat a griddle. Toast bread pieces from both the sides for a minute.
  3. Heat oil in a wok on medium heat. Deep fry the toasted bread squares until golden brown.
  4. Take the bread pieces out onto the kitchen towel.
  5. Sprinkle seasoning as per taste.
  6. Croutons are ready to serve. You can serve them with soups or with salads.

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. You can store these bread croutons in air tight container for a few days.
  2. You can change the seasoning as per taste.
  3. You can remove the crust sides of the bread slices to make them more professional and beautiful.

Some Soup recipes:

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