Croutons

I’m one of those people that likes to eat bread with every meal, actually it’s more like FOR every meal (cereal, pasta, toast, sandwiches, bagels, you name it).  Honestly, I pretty much live on bread and cheese in all of their various forms.  However, I try to refrain from eating an entire baguette with every dinner, and thusly tend to end up with stale bread around quite often.

To balance my bread and cheese intake, I try to eat a salad now and then… and use that stale bread as croutons.  It’s super easy to do, and will save you the guilt of tossing half of a baguette just because it’s gone all crusty and stale.

Before I give you the recipe, and as long as we’re talking about my favorite foods… I love mustard.  Yes, I really do.  And you know what kind is the very best? The Sierra Nevada Stout Stone Ground Mustard.  Loooove it.  Oh, baby, yum.  Mmm when you put it on the fake soy hot dogs from Trader Joe’s… oh dear I am giving away too much of my weird eating habits.  ANYWAY! When I say to use mustard in this recipe, use some super yummy stone ground or spicy or honey mustard, do NOT use French’s.

Ok, so go buy (our better yet, scrounge up in your kitchen) this stuff:

Half a loaf of stale french bread

A chunk of butter (3 Tablespoons-ish?)

1 big spoonful of mustard

a splash of white wine

(Optional: 1 tsp Mustard Seed… just gives some extra flair)

Salt and Pepper

Preheat to 400 and tear your bread into 1 inch pieces.

In a sauce pan, melt the butter and whisk in the mustard, wine, and mustard seed.

Throw in the bread pieces and toss to coat.  Spread them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toast for about 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet and flipping them over half way through.

Now, throw these on a salad, stir them into some soup, fold them into an omelette, or just put them in a bowl as a crunchy snack.  Yum.

Advertisements
Published in: on April 12, 2010 at 10:23 am  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://thenakedbaker.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/croutons/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. dope, blog kait.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: