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Basic Fried Croutons Recipe

Basic Fried Croutons Recipe
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How To Make Basic Fried Croutons

These easy-to-make fried croutons, which give that crunchy and crispy accent in a bowl of soup, are easy to make in just under 30 minutes!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 4firm white bread slices,or other savory bread, or brioche, or rye, or pumpernickel, or egg
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste, optional


  1. Stack the bread slices on a cutting board, then remove the crusts from each side. Cut the stack crosswise in each direction into ½-inch or 1-inch cubes.

  2. Melt the butter and the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add the bread cubes, then sauté for about 3 minutes, until golden and crisp on all sides.

  4. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then stir to coat.

  5. Serve over soups or salads, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 81.42kcal
  • Fat: 5.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.10g
  • Fiber: 0.59g
  • Sugar: 0.86g
  • Protein: 1.58g
  • Cholesterol: 3.82mg
  • Sodium: 73.93mg
  • Calcium: 20.01mg
  • Potassium: 26.91mg
  • Iron: 0.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 12.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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