This isn’t the most exciting recipe, but I’m putting it here for safekeeping since Cookie Madness has become more or less my on-line cookbook. I call these Cajun Seasoning Croutons for obvious reasons. Up until recently I used a different method for almost every batch of croutons and never wrote down the steps or measurements. I kind of like not following a recipe to make something simple like croutons, but I was so pleased with this batch I made the croutons again and wrote everything down.
For the record, here’s the brand of Cajun seasoning I used. And I’m mentioning this because different brands seem to have different flavors and levels of salt. This one has enough so that you don’t need to add any.
I do add a dash of sugar, though!
- 1/4 pound leftover dinner rolls (Fluffy Dinner Rolls) or white bread
- 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Louisiana style Cajun seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes (or any size you want).
- Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the oil and seasonings.
- Toss the cubes in the butter mixture.
- Spread the croutons on a large ungreased baking sheet and bake at 400 for 5 minutes.
- Open door and stir the croutons around, flipping to ensure they’ve browned a bit, then close door and reduce heat to 300. Continue baking for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. When they are nicely browned, let them cool completely. They will crisp up as they cool.