crackers and melba toast
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Last week, I made a huge Christmas dinner on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  I had bought some nice crusty rolls.   Boy were they crusty; no one could eat them!!   But I had a dozen of them and spent MONEY on them.   What was I going to do?    I ended up tweaking a bagel chip recipe (big time!) and came up with these yummies that taste JUST like melba toast but MUCH cheaper.

First, cut your rolls or loaf of bread into 1/4 inch thick slices (or pieces, depending on the size of the loaf).   Throw about 3 cups of bread slices into a gallon baggie (about 1/2 to 2/3 full).  Pour in about 1/2 c of melted, UNSALTED butter.   Toss until butter is liberally dispersed.  Lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet– sprinkle on spices/cheese.   Bake at 325 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until crunchy.  Enjoy!

As with most of my “recipes” lately, this is more of a process than a recipe.  Many people use olive oil and garlic and just brush it on the bread when it’s laid out on the cookie sheet.   I’ve seen recipes call for Italian seasoning…I used a spice grinder — the kind that you put in olive oil when you are dipping your french bread at a restaurant.   We added a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese to one batch and that was awesome.

These would be great for dipping at a party, too.  Cheese ball, that Krab dip, spinach artichoke dip, mmmmm…

How would you/do you make your own crouton or bread chips toppings?   What is your favorite dip for scooping with these lovely yummies?  Let us know in the comments!

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