Herbed Garlic And Parmesan Croutons Recipe

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 Garlic cloves2 Large, sliced thin lengthwise
 Dried oregano1 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Dried basil1 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Dried thyme1 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon (Plus Additional To Taste)
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Italian bread loaf1 , cut into 3/4-inch cubes
 Finely grated parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1956 Calories from Fat 1135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 129 g197.9%

Saturated Fat 23.2 g115.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.4 mg

Sodium 3228.1 mg134.5%

Total Carbohydrates 163 g54.4%

Dietary Fiber 14.3 g57.4%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 41 g81.3%

Vitamin A 22.8% Vitamin C 17.1%

Calcium 87.3% Iron 112.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a small saucepan combine the garlic, the oregano, the basil, the thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the pepper, and the oil and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat, let the mixture stand for 15 minutes, and discard the garlic.
In a bowl toss the bread cubes with the oil mixture, spread them in a jelly-roll pan, and bake them in the middle of a preheated 350° F.oven for 8 minutes.
Sprinkle the croutons with the Parmesan and bake them for 7 minutes more, or until they are golden.
Sprinkle the croutons with the additional salt and let them cool.
The croutons keep in an airtight container for 1 week.