Breadcrumbs are the most important ingredient of some recipes, such as chicken nuggets, bread rolls, cheese balls, casseroles, meatballs, and many others. They make the topping of these recipes very crunchy and savory. Most of the children love these food items for their crisps and crunch. In the market, multiple brands of premade bread crumbs are available. But why would you buy premade breadcrumbs when you can easily make them at home by yourself? Creating breadcrumbs at home is the best way of utilizing old and leftover bread or old buns that are no longer fresh.
Making breadcrumbs is not a difficult process like other recipes though you can make them very easily by yourself. Here we will guide you on creating breadcrumbs by using a stale loaf of bread, and you will never throw it again.
What Do You Need To Make Breadcrumbs?
Making breadcrumbs is a very easy process. You just need two things which are the following;
- Stale/dried bread or any leftover bread that you have in your kitchen
- Food processor, immersion blender, or a Ziploc bag
How to Make Breadcrumbs?
Step 1: First of all, chop up the stale bread or bun you have with your hands or cut them with a knife, then put this chopped stale bread in a food processor or immersion blender and blend them until you have fine breadcrumbs.
Step 2: Now, to make them dry, preheat your oven to 125°C. Take a baking tray, place the breadcrumbs on it, and bake them for about 15 minutes, or until they are dry and crisp. And make sure to stir them in between every few minutes.
Step 3: Take them out when they are fully dried and crisped. Now they are ready to use in your favorite recipes.
Making Breadcrumbs without a Food Processor
If you do not have a food processor, don’t worry!
Step 1: Take fresh breadcrumbes, cut them into small pieces, and let them dry out.
Step 2: Add these pieces to a Ziploc bag, take a rolling pin and crush them into your desired consistency.
Pro Chef Tips to Flavor Homemade Breadcrumbes
You can add different flavors to your homemade breadcrumbes to change and enhance their taste by mixing and matching seasoning ingredients. And can create your signature recipe! Such as you can use;
- Italian seasoning
- You can mix everything bagel seasoning
- taco seasoning
- For some extra crisp, you can add corn or bran flakes as well.
How to Store Homemade Breadcrumbes?
Homemade fresh breadcrumbes can be stored for up to 1 week. And dried homemade breadcrumbes can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks to 4 months if you keep them in the freezer.
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