- 2 tablespoons butter - (1/4 stick)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves pressed
- 4 French bread slices cut 3/4" cubes
- Salt to taste
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with olive oil and garlic in small saucepan. Place bread cubes on baking sheet. Pour butter mixture over and toss well.
Bake until bread cubes are golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool completely. (Croutons can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store at room temperature in airtight container.)
This recipe yields about 3 cups.