This will be the easiest and most delicious soup or salad topper you will ever make. Grab a loaf of bread, something a little bit fluffy like a French Cob or even a standard sandwich block loaf. Roughly cut a few thick slices, then cut your slices into cubes. No need for precision, odd shapes and sizes are ok. Oh, and another thing – your bread can be one or two days old, this recipe will just invigorate it.
Splash a bit of olive oil into a fry pan, don’t be scared to add a bit extra for good measure. Once your oil is warmed up, tip in your bread cubes. Fry for a few minutes, keep tossing to make sure they don’t burn. Once your cubes are golden, turn off the heat. Keep them in the fry pan to get the last of the heat. Allow the croutons to cool a little and voila, you now have the most delicious, crunchy cubes to top your soup or salad. Alternatively, they can be served on a nibbles platter with a scattering of sea salt or pepper. Delicious.
What a great way to use up the last pieces of a stale loaf of bread.
- 2 Thick slices of fluffy white bread
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Sea salt or ground Pepper – Optional
Cut bread into chunky cubes.
Add olive oil to fry pan over moderate heat.
Add bread cubes, tossing frequently for about 3 minutes.
Once cubes are golden, turn heat off. Toss cubes for a further minutes while pan cools.
Add to soup, salad or just eat as a snack with a sprinkling of sea salt or ground pepper.