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I have old bread & want to make croutons, but my oven is broken.

ceejoi May 17, 2007 08:23 PM

Is it possible to make them on the stove top?
What else can I do with this bread?
I have about a 6"x10" piece...

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    mojoeater May 17, 2007 08:25 PM

    if you have a cast iron skillet, you can toss them around until they are browned on all sides. It's possible with stainless or nonstick, just not as efficient. Seasoning depends on what their eventual use will be.

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    1. re: mojoeater
      JasmineG May 17, 2007 10:48 PM

      This is what usually do -- I like it better than in the oven, actually.

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      renov8r May 17, 2007 09:20 PM

      Toaster? Dutch oven?

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        yshekster May 17, 2007 09:24 PM

        Where do you live? If you live in a dry place like Edmonton (where I live) or Arizona, try just leaving it out.

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          damadchef May 17, 2007 09:30 PM

          Butter-fried croutons rock. melt some butter in the pan over med., toss in the croutons and sautee, add a little more butter to finish coating them and fry till golden. Season with herbs/spices, s&p and empty onto a paper towel to absorb excess butter. Also is great with olive oil instead.

          1. re: damadchef
            ipsedixit May 17, 2007 09:42 PM

            Yup, it's like stir-fry bread cubes ...

            1. re: ipsedixit
              rworange May 17, 2007 10:33 PM

              Delicious-sounding ideas. If you want to wait for your oven, cut in cubes and freeze them until the oven gets fixed.

        2. rworange May 18, 2007 07:45 AM

          Nuking breakfast I remembered I've make croutons in the microwave before. Here's two different approaches

          For this recipe (scroll down a way) you microwave the bread first to dry stirring and checking them every two minutes. Then you add your choice of fat ... butter or olive oil ... coat with seasoning of choice and put back in the microwave to crisp up.

          http://blueribboncuisine.typepad.com/blueribboncuisine/food_and_drink/index.html

          The second method involves melting the butter first, adding butter and spices and then puting in the microwave to crisp up checking every minute or so.

          http://www.recipezaar.com/110930

          1. ceejoi May 18, 2007 07:55 PM

            so I just made my croutons!
            I sauteed them in some butter and seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
            I will be topping my roasted tomato soup with these croutons!
            they're so good! yum!

            Thanks for the tips :)

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