A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were shopping at a local supermarket when we met a lady trying to figure out which bread to buy. I think the most bizarre thing wasn’t that she was trying to figure which bread to buy but that my friend placed me in a rather uncomfortable situation of trying to give credible information on which bread she ought to buy! I am generally not the kind of person that has conversations with strangers at the supermarket, but clearly, Jess was! I just love how bold Kenyans can get at times!
So, what eventually happened is that we took a brief tour around the supermarket trying to help her buy ingredients to make the perfect drumsticks and she eventually settled on the bread she desired to buy. But apart from that, I shared with her a more creative way of enjoying bread, which is by making croutons.
Croutons, derived from the Italian word meaning crust, are made from pieces of bread. They vary in different shapes and sizes and you can use any type of bread to make them, even stale bread. These pieces of bread are either pan fried or oven baked with butter or cooking oil which gives them a crunchy feel. Some people prefer adding spices while others add herbs to their croutons, it all depends on what they enjoy most.
This is an amazing snack for a large group of children. You can also add it to your salads or take them with your soup!
Time: 15 min
Here's what you need:
4 slices of bread cut into small squares
2 TBSP butter/ cooking oil
Pinch Mixed herbs
1 Tsp Paprika
Pinch of salt
This is how you make it:
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix them well till the pieces of bread are well coated with the rest of the ingredients.
Heat your pan over medium-high heat and add in pieces of bread, making sure that each piece is in its own space and not clustered together.
Flip the croutons after 2 minutes.
Remove from heat once the croutons are golden-brown on both sides.
Enjoy them with your bowl of soup or with your Caesar salad