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Recipe needed for homemade croutons, also how to store, how long will they keep?

jacquelyncoffey Sep 7, 2012 03:13 PM

I have a abundance of commercial hot dog and hamburger buns. I know that's not the ideal bread for croutons, but I hate to throw them out. I was thinking croutons to be used for stuffing, but I have never made them, don't know how to store them or how long they will keep. Thanks!

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    BlueHorizon RE: jacquelyncoffey Sep 7, 2012 06:29 PM

    These won't make for good croutons. Commercial rolls are too dense and doughy. You could try to toast them in a medium low oven -- make a herb/garlic infused oil and SPRAY them down, toss and then bake..... another great idea is make a bread pudding with them (in a crockpot?). I doubt they will keep well as croutons.

    You can feed the geese/ ducks at the park, too. No waste.

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      Musie RE: BlueHorizon Sep 7, 2012 06:51 PM

      You could also freeze the bread as is and use it in stuffing or dressing.

    2. chefj RE: jacquelyncoffey Sep 7, 2012 07:04 PM

      You can simply cut them into desired shape and allow to air dry.

      1. chefj RE: jacquelyncoffey Sep 7, 2012 07:05 PM

        After they are completely dry they will keep indefinitely in cool, dark, dry place in a closed container.

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          KSlink RE: jacquelyncoffey Sep 7, 2012 07:09 PM

          Whirl in a food processor and freeze for future use, they will come in handy before you even know it! ;)

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