Italian Breadcrumbs

INGREDIENTS

RawSpiceBar’s Italian Seasoning
2 large garlic cloves, sliced thin lengthwise
1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
1 tsp dried basil, crumbled
1 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
1/2 tsp salt plus additional to taste
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1 loaf of Italian bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 7 cups)
1/4 cup finely grated fresh Parmesan

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. 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, 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 ht e 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. Serve the croutons as a topping for tossed green salad.

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