You may forget the salad and just eat these fabulous croutons. Olive oil and garlic powder are sprinkled on before toasting, but the real secret is the dried basil.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 (1 pound) loaf day old French bread
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cut bread into small cubes and place onto a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet.
Drizzle oil over the bread to lightly cover and sprinkle with garlic powder and basil.
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown and toasted.