Waste-Not Croutons

A recipe to help you use bread even if it's gone a little stale.

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I hate wasting food, and try to do everything I can to use my leftovers in creative ways. This crouton recipe lets me make the most out of stale bread.

Ingredients

  1. 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  3. 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  4. 3 cups leftover bread, cut into cubes
  5. 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper and olive oil (also add the cheese if you're making the croutons dairy). Toss mixture over the bread cubes, and lay out on a cookie sheet.

Bake bread cubes around 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle over your favorite salad, or serve on top of your favorite soup.

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Shannon Sarna is the editor of The Nosher. Born to an Italian mother who loved to bake, a Jewish father who loved to experiment, and a food chemist grandfather, loving and experimenting with diverse foods is simply in her blood. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Tablet Magazine, JTA News, The Jewish Week, Joy of Kosher Magazine and Buzzfeed. She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a degree in Comparative Government and Spanish Language and Literature and currently lives in Jersey City, NJ. To see what Shannon is cooking and eating, follow her on twitter @shasarna and on Instagram.

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