garlic parmesan croutons
2 cups of stale baguette, cut into 1x1 inch cubes
4 tablespoons of garlic oil (cost plus world market)
1 tablesppon of parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme and oregano
pinch of salt and pepper
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. drizzle the oil over the baguette pieces in a bowl. sprinkle cheese, herbs and salt/pepper on the baguette and toss. spread on a baking sheet as a single layer. bake in the oven for 10-15 mins. keep your eye on it so it doesnt burn. the color should be a light caramel brown. or as my friend esther would say...the color of jessica alba's skin. let it cool and serve with soup or salad.
tip: can be made in a convectional oven instead. just set it to a light toast.