|Oven: 350° or Convection: 325°
Make Seasoned Croutons:
½ cup Olive Oil
½ cup Butter
2 teaspoons Granulated Garlic
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Dry Basil
2 teaspoons Oregano
Half Loaf of Crusty Italian Bread
Cube bread so each piece has a crust side.
Melt butter and oil. Add spices.
Add bread cubes to ingredients and toss.
Put cubes on baking sheet and bake at 300 for approx. 30-60 min.
Turn cubes with a spatula often until cubes are lightly browned. Turn out on a paper bag to absorb oil.
½ pound shredded jack cheese
5-6 green onions, diced
1 ½ 8 oz packages cream cheese, cubed
3 cups ½ & ½
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper (heaping tsp.)
1 tsp. dry mustard (heaping tsp.)
20 shakes Tabasco
Spray inside of ramekins with Pam Spray. Fill bottom of ramekins with ¼ cup of shredded jack cheese, sprinkle with diced green onions, and place 5-7 cubes of cream cheese on top.
Beat eggs: add ½ & ½, salt, pepper , dry mustard, Tabasco and mix well. Pour egg mixture slowly over ingredients in each ramekin until almost full. Place 3 or 4 croutons on top of each. Cover with saran wrap & allow to absorb overnight in refrigerator.
(Can be frozen at this point: Cover with saran wrap & then foil. Take from freezer & let sit overnight in fridge to thaw.)
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.