There is NOTHING wrong with the edge of loaf of bread, but I have seen too many times when it is left alone in fridge or on the kitchen counter.
To make it short, I was annoyed when my husband left them - until it started get moldy and we had to throw it away.
I grew up with edge of bread as my family couldn't afford buying nice slices of bread - center part of bread. I thought the edge was much better, because it gets more crispy when toasted. I didn't know why mother cried when I said that I liked the edges much better - until I grew up.
This is an awesome recipe of giving a new life to edges of bread! It's easy, fresh, and fabulous with Caesars salad!
Edges of bread (I collect some in a plastic bag, and keep them in fridge.)
50% melted butter & 50% olive oil (the amount is up to how much bread you have.)
Herb de Provence (oregano, thyme, rosemary - you can mix them yourself!)
Handful of fresh Parmesan cheese (grated)
Black pepper (grounded) - optional
1) Place a baking sheet on the deep roasting pan (for the oven.)
2) Heat up the oven to 150C degrees with fan.
3) Chop the bread into small cubes, and spread them on the roasting pan.
4) Sprinkle the melted butter, olive oil, herbs, parmesan cheese, (and black pepper) over cubes of bread and mix until each cubes are coated.
Tips: very good idea to use surgical gloves when mixing!
5) Bake in the oven for half an hour or so - or until golden brown.
Tips: turn and mix the bread cubes occasionally so that they will be baked evenly.
Keep them in an airtight container. They are fabulous for salad or soup!