Speedy croutons

These are an easy and delicious accompaniment to any soup or salad, adding a fantastic & garlicky crunch.


Recipe source: Stephanie Alexander: Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids
Makes: Lots!


  • Butter knife
  • Large non-stick frying pan
  • Egg lifter
  • Chopping board
  • Large serrated knife
  • Medium bowl

  • 4 or 5 slices of thick bread
  • Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Flaked salt

What to do:

  • Butter the slices of bread on both sides.
  • Place the frying pan over a medium to high heat and fry the bread slices until golden on the undersides (about 3 minutes). You may need to do this in several batches.
  • Flip the bread with an egg lifter and brown the other side.
  • Transfer the bread to the chopping board.
  • Slice the garlic cloves in half and rub each half on one side of the fried bread slices. Sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Stack the slices together, and using the serrated knife, carefully cut the bread into 1cm cubes & transfer to the bowl.
  • Sprinkle on your dish!

Notes: Where does the word ‘crouton’ come from? Would different sorts of bread be good to use?

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