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Homemade Croutons

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Homemade Croutons
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
5 min.
Preparation
ready in 10 min.
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Calories:
138
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

The name 'croutons' is derived from the Latin 'crusta' or 'crustum', meaning 'the crust' or 'fine pastry with a crust', and it is in this form that the small cubes of bread first appear in French as a description of small pieces of bread crust served with drinks.

If you would like to prepare a larger quantity at once, you can switch to the oven. To do this, spread the appropriate amount of oil on the baking tray, place the bread cubes on top and mix the ingredients. Then roast the croutons at 150 degrees (circulating air: 130 degrees; gas: level 1-2) for about 15 minutes.

1 each contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie138 kcal(7 %)
Protein4.12 g(4 %)
Fat8.02 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates13.04 g(9 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0.02 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0.11 mg(14 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.16 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.07 mg(6 %)
Niacin1.87 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₆0.07 mg(5 %)
Folate13.02 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.18 mg(3 %)
Biotin1.69 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0.23 mg(0 %)
Potassium84.51 mg(2 %)
Calcium33.86 mg(3 %)
Magnesium24.94 mg(8 %)
Iron0.75 mg(5 %)
Zinc0.55 mg(7 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.16 g
Cholesterol0 mg

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4 slices Toast
1 garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Remove the crust from the bread. Cut into strips, diamonds, or cubes. Peel and thinly slice the garlic. 

2.

Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the bread and cook for 5 minutes over low heat, until golden brown. Stir the croutons occasionally. In the last 1-2 minutes of cook time, add the garlic and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt, and remove from the pan. Drain on paper towels and let cool.