Friday, August 8, 2008

Microwave Bread Croutons

This is the easiest dish possible in microwave. I had run out of croutons and got this easiest recipe.I tried out with just one slice of bread and it was delicious.Thus I am blogging it.

Bread cubed: 1 cup (Any bread can be used)
Dried Oregano:1/2 tspn
Garlic clove:1 crushed
Olive oil:1 tbspn
Salt:as per taste

Microwave the bread cubes for 1-2 minutes on high power till they become dry.

Crush the garlic clove and roast till golden brown in little oil.Add this to the bread cubes.Add oregano,pinch of salt and remaining oil to the dry cubes.Mix well till they are completely coated with oil and oregano. Microwave on high power for around 2 minutes.

The bread cubes will become hot and crisp.Serve with soup or salad or as a snack.

If prepared in large quantities store in an airtight container.
The timing varies with microwave and depends on the quantity as well. For larger quantities 1-2 minutes extra may be taken.

Garlic salt and/or onion powder can be used instead of crushed garlic.
Any seasoning can be used apart from oregano.

Oregano is basically an Italian-Greek-American herb and has got health benefits as well.It came to US during World War II and was known as pizza herb. It has got antioxidant properties as well.It is known as "Ajwain" in Hindi/Urdu.
Along with garlic it enhances the taste of basic croutons and tingles the taste buds.


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