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All-Purpose Croutons

Real Simple AUGUST 2007

  • 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)

Preparation

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.)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 136
  • Calories from fat: 66%
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Sodium: 339mg
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
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