- Three 1/2 -inch-thick slices of firm-textured white bread, crusts trimmed
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Cut the bread crosswise into 3/4-inch strips. Melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add the bread and sauté over moderately high heat until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Drain the croutons on paper towels.
The Croutons can be stored in an airtight container for 2 days.