Sometimes I take a break from the big dinners and just serve up some nice tasty salads. I do require croutons on my salad, though. And since it’s hot here, I decided to cook the croutons outside, on my Char-Broil Big Easy. They came out tasty and crunchy, just like I wanted. It pays to think of your Big Easy as an outdoor oven.
I used the Big Easy cooking rack, which sadly is no longer available. So, to make croutons you’ll need a few bunk bed baskets. Depending on the size of your bread you might have to line the baskets with foil.
Depending on conditions, the croutons on the bottom may cook at a different rate than those on the top. Check them often after 10 minutes and remove any ones that are golden brown and crispy.Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!
Croutons on the Char-Broil Big Easy
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3 slices of bread per pie pan
- Fire up your Big Easy.
- Combine the butter and garlic salt.
- Brush the butter mixture over the bread.
- Cut the bread into cubes.
- Transfer the cubes to the baskets and spread out evenly.
- Place pans onto the rack and lower into the cooker.
- Cook for 10 minutes then start checking the croutons every minute or so. Remove any croutons that might get done sooner than others.