What to Do with Stale Bread? Delicious Pan-Cooked Garlic Toast

Don’t throw away that stale bread! Instead, transform it into mouth-watering garlic toast. Here’s how:


  • Stale bread
  • Cooking oil (refined sunflower oil suggested)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Salt to taste


1. Prep the Bread: Begin by slicing the stale bread.

2. Heat the Pan: Warm a pan over medium heat and add your choice of cooking oil. I recommend refined sunflower oil for its light taste.

Heat the Pan

3. Fry the Bread: Once the oil shimmers, indicating it’s sufficiently hot, lay the bread slices in the pan.

Fry the Bread

4. Achieve the Perfect Crunch: Fry the slices until a rich golden crust forms on one side. Then, flip to brown the other side.

5. Garlic Goodness: Meanwhile, either grate a garlic clove or finely chop it.


6. Garlic Touch: Once the toasts are golden and crispy, remove them from the heat. While they’re still warm, rub them with the prepared garlic to ensure an even spread of that delightful garlicky flavor.

7. Final Touch: A light sprinkle of salt, and you’re good to go!

Pan Cooked Garlic Toast

These toasts are a delicious snack on their own and also a perfect accompaniment to a bowl of soup or a fresh salad. With their crisp texture and garlicky goodness, they’re sure to be a favorite!