Mel and Mal's Croutons

  • 4 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 clove of garlic, cut in half
  • 25ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Great for Soups and salads alike, adding a bit of bite and texture to your dishes

If you want a real garlicky taste, add the 2 cut garlic cloves into the pan with the bread cubes and then discard after use.

If you cannot eat garlic (like my Mother-in-Law), do everything as per the method but without the garlic steps

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 15 mins

Tip : These will keep very well in a Lock and Lock box or airtight container so use have a stash to use whenever you want


Take the garlic clove and rub the cut end across both sides of each of the bread slices

Cube the bread into small cubes

Place the olive oil into a large frypan on a high heat until the oil is hot, then add all the bread cubes and either stir or toss the pan continuously until all the sides are golden brown

Season with salt and pepper and serve with Soups and salads.

MJ Harradine Ltd. Registered number 04633171
1 Yardley Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0ES