I love fresh croutons on a salad. The problem is though that usually only happens in a restaurant. I like to make a loaf of bread just for this but, you can buy a loaf of french or fresh-baked store bread. After it is made you can freeze these and use them straight out of the freezer into your salad.
- 1 loaf of bread approximately thick cut pieces cubed
- 1 stick of butter (for lighter use ICBINB)
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic; cook and stir until garlic is fragrant about one minute. Be sure not to brown garlic and butter. Add parsley then bread cubes. Fold bread into butter until fully coated. Spread on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.