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Garlic Rosemary Crouton Toast

So often French bread is wrapped in an open-type brown bag that doesn’t reseal very well.

After I cut into a loaf for the first time I’ll usually store the remaining bread in a Ziploc bag, but it just doesn’t seem to last very long.

I just hate for it to go to waste so I like to make these crouton toasts when I have leftover bread.  They store for quite a while in a Ziploc bag and taste great plain, served with a salad, or topped with various cheeses.

Although the recipe below calls for an entire loaf of French bread, feel free to use less bread if you like; just cut back on the other ingredients accordingly.

Let’s check out the ingredients:

Some French bread…

Some olive oil…

And some dried rosemary, dried parsley, fresh garlic, pepper, and salt.

I have to bring just one thing to your attention…

I have a few different measuring spoons, and the ones in the picture below are my absolute favorite.  I especially love the 1/4 teaspoon….I use it all of the time.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Cut the French bread in half lengthwise.

Then slice the bread into pieces about ½ of an inch thick.

Lay the pieces flat on to a cookie sheet.  Set aside.

Add the olive oil in a small bowl.

Then, add the pepper (I’m using my favorite measuring spoon here).

Just look at how cute this measuring spoon is in this picture.

Next, add the parsley.

And the diced garlic….

…and the rosemary….(fyi, my fav spoon below)

…..and the salt.

Mix all of the ingredients together.

I’m so bummed about my favorite spoon….here it is…just before disaster struck….it looks so pretty here.

Now look at it…..after disaster struck.

Yep, it went into the garbage disposal.  I HATE when I turn on the garbage disposal and hear that awful clanking noise.

Spread the oil mixture over one side of the bread.

Then spread the oil mixture over the other side of the bread.

Bake in the preheated oven about 20 minutes until the bread is a golden color.

Here it is just out of the oven.

Ultra delish.

Serve with a salad or topped with your favorite ingredients.

It’s great served plain too.

Or, topped with cream cheese and chives….so good….

…or topped with feta cheese, basil, and dried cranberries…..way delish.

Enjoy!

Garlic Rosemary Crouton Toast

Yield: Serves 16

Ingredients:

1 loaf French bread
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon diced garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried rosemary – chopped
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 dashes salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cut the French bread in half lengthwise. Then slice the bread into pieces about ½ of an inch thick.

Lay the pieces flat on to a cookie sheet. Set aside. Add the olive oil in a small bowl. Then, add the pepper, parsley, garlic, rosemary, and salt. Mix all of the ingredients together.

Spread the oil mixture over one side of the bread. Then, spread the oil mixture over the other side of the bread. Bake in the preheated over for about 20 minutes until the bread is a golden color.

Serve with a salad or topped with your favorite ingredients.

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8 Comments

  1. Just come across this blog Im so glad! Im just going to grab a coffee and sit down for some sunday morning reading!

  2. Yummy! Anything that is garlic just bring it on … love the crouton toast and could use some of it with my soup tonite too.

  3. Lovely! So sorry about your spoon!

  4. That looks very good! I especially like the idea of putting Craisins and feta together. Sorry about your measuring spoon–I have the same set. They’re good because the metal numbers don’t come off in the dishwasher! Guess it’s time to hit the store…

    • Hi Nancy, it sure is time to hit the store and I’m going to buy an extra set this time. Have a great rest of the week!