Garlic croutons are so easy to make, and they add the perfect flavor and crunch to your salads. Making croutons on the stove is quick and simple! Just follow this homemade crouton recipe and skip the pre-made ones!

Garlic Crouton Recipe - Fried Croutons

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crouton recipe, fried croutons recipe, homemade croutons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Garlic croutons are so easy to make, and they add the perfect flavor and crunch to your salads. Making croutons on the stove is quick and simple! Just follow this homemade crouton recipe and skip the pre-made ones!
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 thick slices crusty Italian bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Coat a large saute pan with olive oil. I used approximately 3 tablespoons olive oil, but you can use more if need be.
  • Add in the garlic and red pepper and cook over medium heat. Cook until transluscent and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Toss in the bread cubes and stir to coat in the oil and spices.
  • Continue to cook and stir until the bread is crusty, golden, and fully crisped.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  • Can save up to 2 weeks.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 0.2% | Iron: 1%