I Will Never Waste Bread Again! Make Your Own Bread Crumbs

Over the past three months I have been putting the last two pieces of bread into the freezer. You know those two end pieces that no one eats and sometimes the last three slices before you open a new loaf.  This weekend I noticed that my top freezer shelf had 6 bags of bread containing just a few slices each. It was time to experiment.


Goddess and I hauled out the food processor and set it up on the counter. I grabbed a few of my favorite spices and prayed for the best.


After toasting all the slices on both sides we put them in the food processor until they were bread crumb consistency. It took about 35 seconds.


Next we added the spices and a few more slices since we didn't want to over pack the processor.



It came out amazing. We have used it twice already and are storing it in the refrigerator since there are no special preservatives to make it pantry worthy.

It looks and smells wonderful! Any other suggestions to add to our recipe? We would love to hear.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

good idea maria! have you used it yet?

Maria Gagliano said...

I did. I used it twice on chicken cutlets. It is incredible and even better than the store bought.

Emma Dean Smith said...

Thanks for the idea.

fredamans said...

Great tip, will try it, thanks!

Maria Gagliano said...

Thanks Freda. I always wanted to try it. So happy that it worked out. Plus I got to do my first tutorial. Hooray.

Maria Gagliano said...

Thanks Emma! It was fun.

randy fulgham said...

GOOD TIP THANKS FOR THE INFO.....

Renee said...

So easy! I bet Watkins Garlic Peppercorn seasoning would make a good addition to the recipe. I use it to cook just about everything!

freddie said...

I am now going to save those last two pieces of bread and do the same. No more buying bread crumbs when I can make them myself. Thanks

Heather! said...

I learned how to make bread crumbs a couple of years ago and felt like 'duh...WHY HAVE I BEEN BUYING THESE?!' :) But I just learned something interesting a couple of days ago on America's Test Kitchen (I love that show). I usually use stale bread for my bread crumbs, assuming I have some. But stale bread appears to be dry because the starch crystals store the moisture. If you use it in a recipe, the moisture is still there and might affect what you're making. Drying your bread in the oven actually removes the moisture through evaporation, so it's much better for bread crumbs or cubes!

Ta-da...there's my science lesson for the day! :)

Marysa said...

That is a really great idea! So easy too - thanks for sharing!

Shay said...

That looks so good! I really need to start doing this instead of buying bread crumbs. Thanks for the great idea :)

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