With her new cookbook launching in just a few weeks, we imagine Ina Garten is a busy woman. Nevertheless, she still finds the time to dole out indispensable cooking tips on her Instagram (bless).
The latest from Ina? A genius use for leftover bread.
In a cute video, Ina tells her adoring fans (us) that she likes to turn her extra bread into croutons. Says the contessa, “They’re great on soups, in salads (like my favorite, Panzanella!) and oh, yes, they’re also good to eat hot right out of the pan!” Ina, you vixen.
Her method is, unsurprisingly, totally easy. She advises using a healthy pour of olive oil and sautéeing the bread cubes with salt and pepper—but the key is to let the oil get hot before adding the bread to the pan. That way, the croutons brown, but don’t absorb too much grease.
We bow down to your wisdom, Ina.