HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

Discussion

Does anyone "snack" on croutons?

Y'know, in the same way you snack on potato chips?

I just made a big batch of croutons and have been munching on them for the past hour or so.

A bit of garlic salt, EVOO, oregano and some chili pepper flakes. Beats just about any potato chip I've encountered of late.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Whenever I make Caesar salad I have to make three times as many croutons as I need just becuase of snacking on them. If others are around I have to increase the overload even more.

    1 Reply
    1. re: hazelhurst

      That's me and mine, too. Applies as well to bacon intended for green beans, chocolate chips on their way in to cookies, and grated cheese headed anywhere. But croutons! Yes. Gone.

    2. I can't keep them in the house. Every time I pass by them, I scoop up a few. By the end of the day they're all gone. Rarely buy them for this reason.

      1. It's a favorite of mine.

        I love crunch. We stock up on the fat free flavored croutons when they're 99 cents a bag. We make our own about once a month, lasts about 2 hours.

        1 Reply
        1. re: bagelman01

          I've been known to polish of a batch (crunch) or two. Always mean to keep them (crunch) for their intended purpose, that never seems to work out. (Crunch) oops. Oh well.

        2. Yes, and have three growing boys that will eat the entire batch before salad and dinner even make it to the table.

          1. Oh yes. Especially the garlicky, crunchy ones at a local deli. They are great with wine and a little cheese.