Extra Crispy Croutons


Don’t be tempted to buy ready-made supermarket croutons! They are way too overpriced! You can make croutons using just two ingredients in under 10 minutes!

I highly recommend you make your own. They’re fresh, easy to make, taste better and are a lot cheaper! They only require two ingredients: bread and olive oil. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a delicious chicken caesar salad!

What ingredients I use:

To make these extra crispy croutons, only two ingredients are needed: bread and olive oil. I like to use day-old bread, as it makes the bread crispier, however fresh bread also works well. 

Alternative ingredients:

You can pretty much use any bread. I like to use square bread or german Halbweissbrot, but you can easily use baguette bread or ciabatta as an alternative. 

Why I like this dish:

I absolutely love making my own croutons because I can control exactly how I want them to be. Store-bought croutons are always mass produced, less healthy and more expensive. A piece of bread and olive oil will cost you a lot less than buying them pre-made at the supermarket. And you can make them within 10 minutes!

What goes well with croutons:

I absolutely love eating croutons with my chicken caesar salad. It creates a good contrast between the soft, tender chicken and the crispy croutons.

Hints and Tips:

  • If you want more taste, add some salt to the croutons.
  • Homemade croutons tend to stay crispy for a few days. I recommend you make a larger portion and store the extras in an air-tight container in the fridge. 
  • If you’re using square bread, don’t throw away the two ends. Use the two ends, because they tend to be thicker and are perfect for making croutons.

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Extra Crispy Croutons

Recipe by YvonneDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 slice of day old bread

  • 2-3 tbsp of oil

  • (optional) salt


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Cut a slice of bread into cubes (about 1cm).
  • Mix evenly with olive oil.
  • Place cubes onto a grease proof baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until crispy. Enjoy 🙂

    Learn how to make a simple chicken caesar salad recipe to accompany these croutons.


  • Optional: You can add salt to the croutons for more taste

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