For those of you who have been cooking with “real foods” (foods that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry), the idea making your own breadcrumbs may seem elementary. Perhaps not even worth a post.
However, when I began to dive into cooking food from scratch more, I would often buy bread crumbs from the store not knowing how easily I could make my own. What I didn’t realize was how much money I could save by making my own breadcrumbs AND that store bought breadcrumbs have a ridiculous amount of ingredients in them.
Well I’m here today to:
1) Make you feel like super woman if making your breadcrumbs is second nature
2) Blow your mind on how easy it is to make your own breadcrumbs. Ready?
Step One: Get some bread.
It can be the heels of past loaves that have collected in the freezer, or even slightly stale bread (not moldy though!). If it’s not very stale or dry, you can always toast it for a little extra crisp.
Step Two: Tear it up a little bit and put in the food processor.
These steps are getting crazy, I know. Step Three: Press On
Let it blend until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs. Step Four: Use them or save them.
You can also put the crumbs into an airtight container and freeze them for future cooking.
It’s a great way to be resourceful with leftover bread and to save money on the grocery bill. If you make your own bread, it can also dramatically cut back on the amount of unnecessary ingredients that comes with store bought bread.
Hope this little nugget of cooking wisdom serves you well. Pin it to your boards so you don’t forget!
- 4-6 slices of leftover bread (can be from freezer)
- Select your slices of bread.
- Tear up the bread a little bit and put in the food processor.
- Let it blend until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs.
- Use (or save) the bread crumbs.
Put the crumbs into an airtight container and freeze them for future cooking. Store them in the freezer for up to one month.
Use the crumbs as needed in particular recipes.