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Quarter Note Croutons

 Quarter Note Croutons
A cookie cutter shaped like a musical note is instrumental to making these crunchy croutons from French bread. Slices are topped with a buttery garlic blend, sprinkled with two kinds of cheese and browned to perfection.
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • Cut bread into 10 diagonal slices (5 in. x 2-1/2-in.). Cut each slice
  • with a 4-in. musical note cookie cutter. (Discard remaining bread
  • or save for another use.) In a bowl, combine the butter, garlic
  • salt and oregano. Brush over one side of each note. Place on a
  • baking sheet; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 4 in. from the heat for
  • 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 croutons.
Nutritional Facts: 1 each equals 163 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.