March 17, 2010

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My latest favorite thing to do with


Michele's Miracle French Bread:




Garlic Croutons


My mother used to make these for her fabulous Cesar Salad

Mom made them from regular white bread

so homemade french bread would be an improvement, right?

right.


Step One:

Cut or press 3-5 cloves of garlic into a cup of oil
(I mix 2/3 cup vegetable oil with 1/3 cup olive oil)

Let the garlic sit in the oil several hours (overnight is good)
If you want it for dinner tonight,
slightly warm the mixture in the microwave to release some of the
garlic into the oil faster) Do not get it hot.



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Step Two:

I used half loaf of french bread that was a day old

cut into 1/2" to 3/4" cubes,

toasted in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes


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Step Three:

Toss croutons while drizzling the oil over the them, until croutons are coated

drain excess oil


Optional: Sprinkle with garlic salt and/or Parmesan cheese, toss, to taste


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Put them in your favorite green salad, add dressing.

The only bottled dressing I like these days is Ken's Steakhouse Blue Cheese.

I am very happy with this being my entire dinner.

Simple. Yummy.


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5 comments:

Lynnie said...

Sounds delicious! Here's something to try the next time you make your French bread. ... A little change in the ingredients: 1 pkg. yeast, 2Tbls. sugar, 1 1/2 cups warm water, and let dissolve. Add about a cup of flour and stir, add more flour, 1tsp. salt, and 1tsp. olive oil. Add more flour to get the right texture for kneading, and knead for a few minutes. Continue with the instructions you were given by Michele's recipe. I like to put the bread dough in a round pie pan, cutting a criss-cross on top, brush with butter, and sprinkle poppy seeds. Bake about 30-35 minutes, checking after twenty minutes to see if you need to cover it with foil while it finishes cooking so it won't burn on top. Sooo good! Basically, it's adding a little more sugar and less olive oil.

Steve said...

Yummmmmmmmm Croutons!
(forget the salad)

michele cabiness said...

I think sharing this recipe with you just might be the best thing I've ever done. I'll be making these soon.

Brittany said...

The croutons sound delish! I have yet to make this multi-purpose and oh so delicious French bread of Michele's, but I will for sure!

KelleyAnne said...

I have yet to make that bread:( I'd love to have those croutons for our salad. Now I feel deprived. I won't tell everyone what it's missing!

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