Ingredients for Making Croutons for Beer
- Bread (white or rye) 500 grams
- Garlic 2 heads
- Vegetable oil 7 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
- Dried herbs (dill and parsley) to taste and desire
- Main ingredients: Garlic, Bread, Greens
- World Cuisine
A kitchen knife - 2 pieces, a cutting board - 2 pieces, a garlic press, a bowl, a tablespoon, paper kitchen towels, a stove, a frying pan, a kitchen spatula, an oven, a non-stick pan, baking paper, kitchen potholders, a large flat dish or a serving plate.
Making croutons for beer:
Step 1: prepare the ingredients.
For this dish, any kind of bread is suitable - white or black, it all depends on your taste, although it is desirable that it is not the first freshness, that is, slightly dried out, in this case it will not crumble during heat treatment. So, first we take a loaf weighing about half a kilogram, send it to a chopping board and cut into slices or sticks with a thickness of 7-8 millimeters to 1 centimeter. Then peel the garlic and pass its cloves through the press into a small bowl. After that, put the rest of the products that will be needed to prepare the snack on the countertop, and move on.
Step 2: prepare croutons for beer - option one.
The first option is to prepare croutons rather fatty, but this is no less tasty. We put the pan on medium heat and pour vegetable oil into it. After a few minutes, when it warms up well, gently lower the bread in hot fat. Fry it on both sides to a golden crust, on average each side will take about 2-3 minutes. As soon as the slices are browned, with the help of a kitchen spatula, we transfer them to a paper towel previously spread out on the countertop, and leave it on it to absorb excess fat.
After this, we mix the garlic passed through the press with salt, rub the resulting warm mass of croutons on one side, sprinkle them with dried herbs and serve on the table.
Step 3: prepare croutons for beer - the second option.
The second option for making croutons is not so greasy, slightly dry, but also very tasty. Turn on and preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Then we cover the non-stick baking sheet with a sheet of baking paper and lay on it slices of sliced rolls. After that, in a small clean bowl, shake the vegetable oil to a homogeneous consistency, garlic cloves squeezed through a press, dried herbs, salt and pour each slice of bread with the resulting mixture.
We put a baking sheet with an almost ready snack in a preheated oven on 10-15 minutesfor which she will be browned. Then we pull the kitchen gloves in our hands, rearrange the fragrant dish on a cutting board, let it cool down a bit and taste it.
Step 4: serve croutons for beer.
Beer croutons are served warm or cold as a snack. Serve them on a large flat dish or in portions on plates. It is also nice to eat them along with the first hot dishes or salads from fresh vegetables. This dish, prepared at home, is much better than store options, because it does not contain a flavor enhancer and harmful chemical additives that extend the shelf life. Enjoy it!
Enjoy your meal!
- an alternative to dried herbs - any fresh finely chopped, for example, parsley, dill, basil or cilantro;
- optionally, you can add a few spices to the garlic: hops-suneli, paprika, all kinds of ground pepper and other spices;
- croutons can be fried on any vegetable or animal fats;
- if desired, before baking croutons, you can sprinkle with crushed hard cheese.