Yep, it’s true. Hot Dog buns make great croutons. They have the right texture and consistency and my son said they were the best croutons he has ever had. He’s quite a crouton king too since his favorite salad is Ceasar Salad with lots of garlic croutons. Now he asks me for my Hot Dog Bun Croutons whenever we have Ceasar Salad. I might just have to have on hand hot dog buns at all times.
And besides, I always have leftover buns, who doesn’t? When they give you packages of 6 buns but the hot dogs are sold in 8, you have to buy 4 packages of buns and 3 packages of hot dogs to get an equal number. Now, I don’t know about you, but I usually don’t need to eat 24 hot dogs! So it’s usually one set of hot dogs and two packages of buns and I’ll wind up with 4 leftover buns.
And yes, I tried this with hamburger buns, but it didn’t work as well. It was OK, but not ‘the best’. Use hamburger buns in a pinch? sure, but don’t go out of your way for them.
Anyways, my ramble is over, here’s the quick and easy recipe for making croutons from your leftover hot dog buns.