Friday, April 13, 2012

Homemade Breadcrumbs

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Homemade Breadcrumbs
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Day old or stale bread

Cut bread into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes.  Process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form.  These fresh bread crumbs can be used in meat loaf, meatballs, stuffed get the idea.

For Dry Breadcrumbs:
Spread the crumbs on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 300° F. for 5 minutes, give the crumbs a little stir and put back in oven for approximately 5 minutes more or until brown and crisp.  Dry breadcrumbs can be ground finer and used as a coating for frying chicken, zucchini, fish, crab cakes, you name it.  They can be left chunkier and sprinkled on pasta, artichokes, or sautéed greens.

Dried breadcrumbs can be stored in an airtight container for 1 month.

Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over the crumbs before toasting them and season as you wish with fresh herbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, or crushed garlic and then toast in oven.

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