Jan 3, 2014

Bread croutons ... topping for soups

Bread croutons are a must for us to enjoy our soups. We love adding them more than we enjoy salt crackers in them. We love this homemade, delicious and crispy croutons. Making  them is simple and we can store it an airtight container to keep it crisp for a while. My kids enjoy them so much that they sometimes eat them alone just as snacks. Even I love to pop a few in when I see them around ;)

Serves... :)
Serve option... With hot soup

This is what u'll need....

Bread slices - 2
Ghee - 1 tbspn

Here is the stir....
  • Cut the bread slices into thin fingers. Dont remove the crust when making croutons. In fact they make the croutons more crispy when they have the crusty ends on
  • Cut each bread finger into small squares
  • Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan and toss all the cut pieces into the pan
  • Fry on medium-high heat. Keep shaking the pan to toss the pieces around. You might need a pan with a long handle to help you with the tossing process
  • Keep tossing it around until you see golden brown color on most of the pieces. Take out one piece and let it cool. If it is crispy the turn off the flame else shake around for a little more time
  • Turn off the flame and transfer it to a bowl to let it cool. Dont let it sit open for a long time, it will loose its crispiness. If you want to use it after sometime, then transfer it to an airtight container till your soup is ready  to be served

  • Dont fry the pieces too dark else they taste bitter
  • Dont fry on very high heat
  • If you are not gonna use the croutons immediately store it in an airtight container

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