Bread Croutons are bread cubes which are baked or sautéed till they are crispy and golden. They are used as accompaniments for soups and salads.
The Air Fryer comes handy when it comes to baking these bread croutons. I used to deep fry them earlier but this time I made them in the Air Fryer. This not only saved the time and effort but also minimised the oil intake. It is a very simple procedure taking less than 10 minutes.
For making these bread croutons you can use any type of bread-white, whole wheat, oats or multigrain. In fact you can even utilise stale bread for making these croutons. Before transferring them to air fryer, I generally brush with some olive oil. You can use any oil or even flavoured melted butter for this.
List Of Ingredients:
- Bread Slices-2
- Olive Oil / Butter-2 tsp
Steps To Prepare:
Pile up the bread slices. Chop off the edges of the bread. In the meantime, set the air fryer for pre-heating on 180 degrees for 3 minutes.
Brush the oil on both sides of each slice. You can use olive oil or melted butter for this.
Cut the bread slices into cubes.
Once the air fryer is preheated, add the bread cubes to the air fryer basket and let them air fry for 5-6 minutes.
You can increase or decrease the cooking time as per your choice of browning and crispiness. I like them to be crisp and brown so I cooked them for whole 6 minutes.
Crunchy Bread Croutons are ready!!
These bread croutons are wonderful accompaniments for soups. As you can see below, I have added these croutons to thick creamy tomato soup.