Why haven't we ever thought of this?

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As much as we love biscuits, we'll admit there are times where we just can't finish an entire batch. With biscuits already stale, hot glazed "bonuts" aren't an option. What's a Southerner to do? Make biscuit croutons.

As Lifehacker pointed out, it's the perfect use for days-old biscuits that are too hard to eat. "[Biscuit Croutons] absorb whatever fat you toss them in far better than any other bread, and they cook up super-crispy on the outside while remaining tender and every-so-slightly chewy on the inside," writes the article's author Claire Lower.

To make the croutons, you'll only need a tablespoon of salted butter per leftover biscuit, garlic powder, and pepper. After tearing up your biscuits into small pieces, you'll place them on a baking sheet and add a sprinkling of pepper and garlic powder. Bake for around five-to-ten minutes at 375℉ — until the croutons or golden brown — and you've got the perfect excuse to whip up a big pot of soup for dinner. (Or perhaps it's Ceasar salad time. Or chili night.)

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Get the full technique on Lifehacker here. It goes without saying, but we won't tell if you decide to make a fresh batch of biscuits just to let them go stale for this.