Problem: this was 2 days before the latest category 4 typhoon was supposed to hit, which meant that the commissary was busier than what should be natural for a grocery store. I could have gone to wait in line for 45 min for some French bread, but that would have been insanity.
What to do? What to do?
Simple, takes literally 10 minutes, and flavorful. Fancy? No, but when life gives you hot dog buns, make croutons!
Without further adieu, I'm keeping this post short and sweet to complement the short and savory recipe :)
10 Minute CroutonsA Butter Than Toast original
makes about 3 cups of croutons
3 hot dog buns, chopped into dice sized pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.5 teaspoons black pepper
large pinch salt
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (If you don't have a premixed jar- sprinkle on some thyme, oregano, basil and parsley)
Mix all ingredients, tossing well to coat all of the bread with oil and spices. Toast in a 350° oven for 5-7 minutes, until lightly toasted. Alternatively, stir often in a skillet heated over high heat for 5 minutes.
Stash in a ziplock back in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.