Friday, November 18, 2011

homemade seasoned bread crumbs

I need to make dinner.
And I'm really craving chicken parmigiana.
I scrounge through my pantry and fridge to see if I have all the ingredients.
Yes.  I have everything...
oh no.
Except the bread crumbs.
Are you kidding me?

What to do? What to do?

I know...
Google it!

And here's what I found, folks.
To be honest with you...I just may never buy bread crumbs again!
{Plus, when given the choice, I always prefer homemade over store-bought}

Seasoned Bread Crumbs

What you'll need

1-lb bread
2 Tbl dried oregano or thyme
2 Tbl dried basil or parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp pepper, or to taste

Make it

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Cut the bread into cubes, and process the cubes in a food processor to make coarse crumbs.

Spread the crumbs onto a baking sheet - use two baking sheets if necessary - and dry the coarse crumbs in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time.  Allow the crumbs to cool completely.

Return the dried crumbs to the food processor.  Add the seasonings.  Pulse until the crumbs are finely processed and well-mixed with the seasonings.

Be certain the seasoned bread crumbs are dry and cool before storing in an airtight container.  
The bread crumbs should last for up to 6 months.

Happy Breading!


  1. I also make homemade croutons with the heals of bread loaves saved up in fridge - they are better than anything else I've ever bought! :)

  2. I NEED that recipe, Jess!! They sound marvelous!


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