Italian Herb Bread from the Bread Machine

I’ve been using my bread machine more and more lately. I’ve had it for years, and probably like a lot of people’s bread makers, mine spends a lot of time in the back of the pantry sitting quietly. That’s kind of sad, because it makes great stuff, like this Italian herb bread from the bread machine. Now my loaves don’t always turn out perfect like the perfect loaves I can get at the locally-owned bakery shop. But they’re mighty darned good and they leave the house smelling delicious.

Italian Herb Bread from the Bread Machine

This Italian herb bread has a tremendous aroma and taste. It made for the perfect sandwich bread. A nice light crust and soft insides, but not so soft that it can’t hold up to a mound of sandwich meat and cheese.
Any leftover ends or less-than-perfect pieces of this Italian herb bread from the bread machine got turned into fantastic croutons. Great croutons. So good in fact that I wouldn’t hesitate to make a loaf just for croutons.

Also try my bread machine jalapeno cheese bread and my garlic herb pepperoni bread.

Italian Herb Bread from the Bread Machine

This Italian herb bread has a tremendous aroma and taste. It made for the perfect sandwich bread. A nice light crust and soft insides, but not so soft that it can’t hold up to a mound of sandwich meat and cheese.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 1996kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed (check with your bread machine maker if it requires a different order for the dry and wet ingredients).
  • Select the French bread setting and start the bread cycle.
  • Let cool slightly after baking before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 1996kcal | Carbohydrates: 337g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 2747mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Italian Herb Fries on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

We love French fries. But we don’t like heating up the house on a hot day just to enjoy some fries. That’s where my Char-Broil Big Easy comes in. I can cook (reheat, technically) frozen fries in it just like I would indoors. I like to kick-up my fries, and these Italian herb fries are definitely kicked-up. A little butter and a few tasty herbs and it’s time to devour some mighty tasty fries!

Italian Herb Fries on the Char-Broil Big Easy

To make these Italian herb fries I use the Char-Broil Big Easy cooking rack. Instead of the grates that come with the rack I use 9″ non-stick pie pans. You can also use 8″ pans and just set them on top of the grates.

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Italian Herb Fries on the Char-Broil Big Easy

 I like to kick-up my fries, and these Italian herb fries are definitely kicked-up. A little butter and a few tasty herbs and it’s time to devour some mighty tasty fries!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 8kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Add the fries to the cooking rack, or as I do, place them in 9″ non-stick pie pans. Place into the Big Easy and cook until golden brown, 20-30 minutes. Fries towards the bottom of the rack might get done sooner, so start checking them after 20 minutes.
  • Pour the fries into a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  • Stir in the spices.
  • Pour butter mixture over the fries and toss to coat. Note: It’s completely optional, but you can also return the fries to the Big Easy, after coating them, for about 5 minutes to get a little extra crunch on them and kind of ‘set’ the spices and butter.
  • Serve.

Notes

You’ll need a Big Easy cooking rack or a Bunk Bed basket to cook these fries.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.