When life gives you bread. Make croutons.
Today’s WEEKLY MATTERS post will get you reacquainted with the under-appreciated, stale bread. Because we apparently waste bread on the REG.
Seriously, this recipe is a quick and easy one that magically transforms your stale bread into a delicious afternoon snack or as part of your salad.
GET IT TOGETHER:
- 4 slices of stale bread
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter*
- 2 tablespoons of oregano**
- 3 crushed and finely diced garlic cloves
*Use olive oil for a vegan alternative
** Herbs are optional, we had oregano on hand, thyme is also delicious!
DO YOUR THANG:
- Pre-heat the oven for 200 degrees celsius
- Karate chop your stale bread into squares. Cut them into similar sizes so they cook evenly, and leave the crust – that’s the tasty bit!
- Combine the melted butter, oregano and diced garlic into a small container.
- Grab a tray and line it with some baking paper.
- Brush the tray with some of the garlic-butter mixture.
- Place your stale bread onto the tray in a single layer. (No stacks on please!)
- Drizzle the rest of the mixture onto the bread.
- Chuck it in the oven for 5 minutes, toss them around and bake them for another 5 minutes!
WE GOT YOUR BACK:
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These croutons are a tasty alternative to the red rock deli or smith’s crinkle cut chips you’ve been craving whilst also minimising your food wastage guilt.
You can even go super ~*fancy*~ and serve them mixed in a salad.
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Let us know if you give it a go and remember to tag us on #uneatenmatters, we’d love to see your take on croutons.