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So, rather than tossing them (waste not, want not), let's turn them into CROUTONS! Really, really yummy croutons that will store in our pantries for a long while. And next time we have a craving for a yummy summer salad, homemade croutons are readily available.
Here's my method:
Cut the leftover buns into crouton-sized cubes. For every 6 cups of bread cubes, toss in a plastic bag or large bowl with 4 Tablespoons melted salted butter and 1 clove minced garlic (if you want garlic croutons). Arrange the seasoned cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until crispy and dry.
This works with day old bread or week old bread. Just make sure it's not growing mold! :)