Yield: 4 Cups
1 Loaf Day Old Crusty Bread, Cut into 1½” Cubes
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Casablanca Seasoning
2 Teaspoons Fleur De Sel
Croutons are one of those simple things that can work miracles at turning an ordinary dish into something special. And they are great for adding another layer of flavor to an otherwise perfect recipe. Simple and inexpensive to make, they can be made ahead of time to have on hand in your pantry or refrigerator. Just seal in an airtight container and store! And you can make it even easier on yourself like we do: we always have several loaves of cubed bread on hand in the freezer. So, when we want to add flavor to a dish, we pull some out, add the oil, butter, and whatever seasonings we are featuring, and bake. Adding flavor to a dish couldn’t be easier!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Melt butter in a small saucepan placed over low heat. Once melted, add olive oil and seasoning blend. Whisk with a fork to combine. Pour mixture on bottom of baking sheet, and top with bread cubes. Gently toss until the bread is lightly coated with the seasoning mixture.
Place on center rack in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Gently toss mixture and continue to bake for 10-15 minutes until croutons are golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven, sprinkle with Fleur De Sel, if desired, and serve warm. Or cool and store for use at a later time.
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Adapted for Home Chefs
from the North African
Classic Harissa.Complex, fiery hot, and spicy, Casablanca our version of the versatile North African blend used to season meats, poultry, couscous, legumes, soups, and stews. When blended with olive oil, it also makes a flavorful paste and condiment.