Croutons Herbed Sticks

posted by Terrytx 06-01-98 1:12 PM

Herbed Crouton Sticks

Recipe By : Better Homes and Gardens-6/98

1 (8oz) thin baguette
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 tsp dried
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Cut baguette in half horizontally. Cut bread into 12 strips, 1" wide by 5-1/2" long; set aside.

In a 12" skillet melt butter. Stir in basil and garlic powder.

Add half the crouton sticks, stirring until coated.

Arrange crouton sticks in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Repeat with remaining bread sticks.

Bake, uncovered, for 10 min.; turn sticks over. Bake 5 min. more or until croutons sticks are dry and crisp.

Cool completely. Store, tightly covred, up to 1 wk. Makes 12 sticks

each stick= 120 cal, 8g fat, 0 mg chol, 204 mg sod, 10 g carb

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