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Herbed Garlic And Parmesan Croutons

  Garlic cloves 2 Large, sliced thin lengthwise
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Plus Additional To Taste)
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Italian bread loaf 1 , cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  Finely grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)

In a small saucepan combine the garlic, the oregano, the basil, the thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the pepper, and the oil and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat, let the mixture stand for 15 minutes, and discard the garlic.
In a bowl toss the bread cubes with the oil mixture, spread them in a jelly-roll pan, and bake them in the middle of a preheated 350° F.oven for 8 minutes.
Sprinkle the croutons with the Parmesan and bake them for 7 minutes more, or until they are golden.
Sprinkle the croutons with the additional salt and let them cool.
The croutons keep in an airtight container for 1 week.

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Herbed Garlic And Parmesan Croutons Recipe