Rosemary Biscuit Croutons

If available, use leftover homemade biscuits in place of baking frozen. Let croutons be the star on a simple salad of mixed spring greens topped with pear slices and crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.

Yield:

Makes about 4 cups

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Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours, 45 Minutes

Ingredients

6 frozen biscuits
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place biscuits on a baking sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let biscuits cool completely (about 30 minutes). Reduce oven temperature to 250°.

2. Cut biscuits into 1/2-inch cubes. Sauté rosemary and pepper in hot oil over medium heat 30 seconds to 1 minute or until fragrant. Toss biscuits with oil mixture, and place in a single layer on a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake at 250° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring every 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 10 more minutes. Let cool completely (about 15 minutes). Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Note: We tested with Mary B's Buttermilk Biscuits.

Note:

December 2010