© Maria Robledo
- Stale bread
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- cheese croutons Cut bread into cubes. Toss the cubes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and spread on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 400° for about 8 minutes, or until browned, raking the cubes once or twice for even browning. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
- Stir fresh herbs into the olive oil.
- Infuse the oil with crushed garlic cloves for at least 30 minutes and strain before using.
- Sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan or Romano onto the croutons after 6 minutes, toss and bake for about 2 minutes more