You may have wondered how you can make bread crumbs. So often recipes call for bread crumbs, and you may feel like you need to rush out to the store and go purchase some bread crumbs. Did you know you can prepare these at home?
So often I have been making a recipe, and it has asked for bread crumbs, bread crumbs are used to coat chicken with, or even to put in a meat loaf. It is very frustrating when you are cooking, and you need just one ingredient. Bread crumbs are very versatile they can, thicken sauces, bind together meatballs, serve as a coating, or even a crunchy topping. They make a wonderful filler for quiches and frittatas. Bread crumbs can also help you lighten a heavy dish such as a meatloaf because they give lots of structure, but they aren’t too heavy.
I don’t know about you, but I hate to go to the store for one thing. Saving money is also a good thing, so whenever I have a stale loaf of bread, I like to make my own homemade bread crumbs. Sure, bread crumbs don’t cost huge sums of money, but I love to save money when ever I can.
How to Make Bread Crumbs
You can make homemade bread crumbs saving you both time and money. You can season your bread crumbs to your personal taste.
- Bread - you can make this in any amount you wish
Preheat oven to 250-300 degrees.
Lay bread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place into the oven for approximately 15 minutes, turn slices of bread over, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The bread should be perfectly crisp when you remove it from the oven. It should snap when you break up the pieces of bread. Place bread into either a mixer or a blender, and process until the bread crumbs have a fine texture.
You can season the bread crumbs before storing. You can add some dried parsley (fresh parsley will make the bread crumbs soggy, and make them spoil), or even Italian seasonings to the mixture. I like to add about 1/2 teaspoon of spices to 1 cup of bread crumbs.
You can store your bread crumbs for up to six months. Store in an air tight container in the freezer. You don't even need to let the bread crumbs thaw before using.Print Recipe