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       Title: Croutons
  Categories: Breads, Breadmakers
       Yield: 1 Batch
  
            Bread, Leftover slightly
            -stale, crusts trimmed and
            -cut into 3/4 slices
            Olive oil, garlic oil, chili
            -oil or another flavored oil
            -of your choice
            Salt
            Pepper
            Other seasonings of choice
  
   On the stove: Use a long serrated knife to cut the bread into 3/4 x 3/4
   inch cubes. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium
   heat. Add enough bread cubes to cover the bottom-don't crowd them. Toss
   them around in the hot oil, using a slotted spoon to turn them so that all
   sides cook. When they are brown and crisp, about 10 minutes, use the spoon
   to transfer them to a paper towel-lined tray or baking sheet. Add more oil,
   and when it is hot, proceed as above until all cubes are cooked. Season
   with salt and pepper and spices of your choice. In the oven: Dribble 1/3
   cup oil on the bottom of a shallow roasting pan. Add the bread cubes and
   toss well. Bake in a 450ø oven until well browned and crisp. Use a slotted
   spoon to turn the cubes several times. Cook approximately 15 minutes and
   then drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and spices of your
   choice.
   
   Typed by Roberta Thompson Source: Bread Machine Baking/Perfect Every Time
   by Lora Brody and Millie Apter
  
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