Our Love/Hate Relationship with the French
I just felt the need to balance out all the Dijon mustard love with a little Franco-phobia. While we look down on the French for insisting on fancy mustard, the French have plenty of reasons to look down on us, but first and foremost is: “Because you buy croutons.”
Well, not me. Leftover bread…cubed…olive oil…ten minutes in the toaster oven. Suck it, Froggy.
*Sigh* French food, you know I can’t stay mad when you show up at my door with cassoulet.
god I never do this and I really should. Do you ever add garlic or herbs to them? I feel like if I’m going to be un-lazy enough to make croutons, I might as well make them extra-special, right?
Yeah, but I would just rub them with a cut piece of garlic. Don’t mince it and put it in, as you’re more likely to end up with burnt garlic.
On second thought, if you wanted a more intense garlic flavor, you could steep some sliced garlic in the oil, maybe over low heat.
i always toss the cubes around in herbs de provence