Herbed croutons:

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Crustless Bread cut in 2 inc
1 cup Melted butter or margarine
1 x Herb suggestions below
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\N 1 Tbls Dried Basil
\N \N Grated Parmesan Cheese
\N \N for garnish. (Sprinkle
\N \N over the croutons just
\N \N before toasting.) Variation 4: 2

Using 4 cups of crustless bread that is fresh or one day old, cut into 2-inch squares or tear into chunks. (You can also use cornbread.) Gently toss the bread chunks with 1 cup of melted butter or regular margarine which has been laced with the herb suggestions below. Place on a cookie sheet and toast in a 400 degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes if a soft center is desired or for 20 to 25 minutes for crunchier croutons.

Makes enough for about 2½ cups of dip.

HERB COMBINATIONS FOR THE ABOVE RECIPE: Variation 1: 2 Tbls Dried Tarragon

½ Tsp Onion Powder Variation 2: 2 Cloves Crushed Garlic (Use a

¼ Tsp Salt Variation 3: 1 Clove Crushed Garlic Tbls Italian Seasoning Variation 5: 2 Tbls Minced Onion ¼ Tsp Salt

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