February 14, 2011

Breadcrumbs – From Home with Love

Breadcrumbs aren’t a staple in my kitchen and don’t make an appearance on my plate very often. Other than strips of chicken and rounds of eggplant, I haven’t breaded anything nor wanted to. But I realize there are people who like breading and are on the search for something to stock their kitchen with. While the Natural Pantry stocks their own homemade breadcrumbs, it’s easy to make your own.

Breadcrumbs are so easy to make and can be ground as fine as you like. All you need is a food processor and bread (stale bread is okay). All those leftover end pieces are perfect (or cut them up for croutons) or take that beautiful loaf of bread that just didn’t turn out right (because the water was just a tad too warm) and turn it into something better.

Cut or break up into manageable pieces depending on the size of your food processor and press the button for how you would like it ground. I find ‘grate’ leaves them in larger pieces than ‘puree’. Let it run until everything has been ground to your liking.


Store these in a Ziploc bag in the freezer so they are ready to go when you are. If they are left in the fridge, they may spoil sooner depending on the amount of preservatives in the bread.

Your next parmigiana awaits.


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