Crunchy homemade croutons add richness and texture to salads, soups, pasta -- or, in the case of our sweet croutons, ice cream, bitter greens, or a soft, ripe cheese.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and salt. Cook, stirring, until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes. Remove them from the heat and immediately sprinkle them with cheese and ground pepper.