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All-Purpose Croutons

Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Yield Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 hamburger or hot dog buns
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs (such as oregano, thyme, basil, or an Italian herb mix)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 136
  • caloriesfromfat 66 %
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • cholesterol 23 mg
  • sodium 339 mg
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • sugars 1 g
  • protein 2 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Cut the buns into 1-inch pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Drizzle with the butter, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the herbs, and toss. Bake, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 15 minutes.

    Transfer the sheet of parchment or foil and croutons off the pan to a counter to cool. (You can store the croutons in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.)