Recipe courtesy of Ben Ford

Torn Garlic Croutons or Crostini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 cups croutons or 44 crostini
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Ingredients

One 12-ounce baguette (about 24 inches long)

1/4 cup olive oil 

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 clove garlic, minced 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. To make croutons, pull the baguette into 3/4-inch chunks. To make crostini, pull the baguette into 1 1/2- to 2-inch chunks.
  3. Combine the oil, pepper, salt and garlic in a bowl. Add the bread chunks and toss to coat with the seasonings.
  4. Spread the chunks in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until the edges are golden brown and crunchy, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Cool the croutons or crostini to room temperature and use them immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Cook’s Note

Allow the croutons or crostini to cool to room temperature and use them or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

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