It’s always good to have an easy and quick homemade croutons recipe. Usually, people make croutons in the oven, but we like making them on the stove, in the pan. It’s faster and easy, and you can adjust the seasoning. Choose stale bread; white bread is our go-to choice. You can easily make homemade croutons from scratch and eat them immediately, or store them in an airtight container for up to a week and enjoy them daily.
cut the bread
Cut the bread into 1 cm (1/2-inch) slices. Cut off the crust (feel free to use it for breadcrumbs). Then cut each piece into equally small cubes.
pan-fry the croutons
Add butter and oil to a pan and add the croutons. Arrange them in a single layer and pan-fry them for 6 - 8 minutes or until golden-brown. Stir the croutons from time to time to cook them evenly—season with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
serve or store
Serve the croutons immediately or store them in an airtight container until needed.