Saturday, October 9, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Bagel Croutons

Dont throw away your old bagels, but instead make croutons for your lovely salad!  I had 1-2 day old bagels that I didn't want to throw away.  I'm trying to not waste food and find ways to stir up some good eats out of leftover ingredients.  Don't mind the sausages in the picture above.

Garlic Parmesan Bagel Croutons

day old bagels
3 T. olive oil
1 T. garlic, minced
1/2 t. salt
pinch of black pepper
1/4 c. parmesan


Preheat the oven up to 350 F.

1.  First chop up the garlic and combine it with the olive oil in a small bowl, let this sit for at least 2-3 hours.  In the meantime cut your bagels into bite size crouton pieces.

2.  In a large bowl, toss the bite size bagel pieces with the garlic-olive oil.  Optional: you can strain out the garlic from the olive oil to get a mild garlic taste and breath too.  Sprinkle salt and black pepper, toss to coat evenly.

3.  Spread out the bagel pieces onto a baking sheet.  Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the bagel pieces.  Bake for 8 mins. and broil the top for 7 mins.

Now you have tasty bagel croutons for your salad!



Stephanie said...

Hi Kim! What a great way to use extra things hanging around in your fridge or pantry. I've never used bagels for croutons, but I've used english muffins for 'em. They turn out crunchy and yummy and soak up all the delicious oil and seasonings. Woot!

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