Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Janice's Pan Sauteed Garlic Bread Cubes

Sometimes it's the little things that make a meal satisfying. Soup, especially broth based soup, is a great thing for those counting calories. A few crispy chunks of garlicky sauteed bread cubes is all it takes to elevate a simple soup from good to fantastic! These freshly sauteed bread cubes are easy to make and far superior to boxed croutons. Add them to all soups, salads, and stews!

The nutrition facts can be found at Calorie Count!

Pan Sauteed Garlic Bread Cubes


2 T extra virgin Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic quartered
2 stale bratwurst buns, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (or use any chunky stale bread you have..or cut them larger if you like!)


Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick frying pan. There should be enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the garlic and sauté for one minute. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes - this infuses the garlic flavor within the oil. Remove and discard the garlic (this is hard for me to do, but I just remind me that the flavor is now in the oil having been extracted from the cloves).

Return the pan to medium heat until the oil shimmers, add the bread cubes, stir a few times to coat the pieces in hot oil, continue to saut̩ stirring every now and then until lightly browned Рabout 5 minutes or so.

Sprinkle a few on a bowl of soup or salad and enjoy!

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