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Torn Croutons homemade from foodiewithfamily.com
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Torn Croutons {homemade croutons}

Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 1/2 pound of bread
  • 1/4 cup oil or liquid bacon fat
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion

Optional but tasty:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • the zest of a lemon


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Tear the bread into evenly sized small-bite pieces over a large mixing bowl. Gently toss in the salt, garlic, onion, and dried oregano and lemon zest if using. Drizzle the oil or fat evenly over the bread and toss gently with your hands or a wooden spoon to distribute the fat. Scatter in a single, uncrowded layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the pan every so often, until the croutons are dry to the touch and lightly golden brown in some places. Remove the pan from the oven and let the croutons cool on the pan. They will continue to crisp as they cool. Use within 3 hours, or cool completely and store at room temperature in an airtight container.