Meet the Sullivans: Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs

November 25, 2013

Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs

Store bought bread crumbs are one of those convenience foods where you think, "It is so much easier and faster to buy them than to make them....". And when you're in a rush, or buying ingredients for dinner at the last minute, you're probably right. But nothing rivals the taste and crunch of fresh, homemade bread crumbs in a dish. And it's just so easy to make a bunch and keep it for a few weeks.

Just like my feelings on shredded cheese -- it is worth the extra couple of minutes to just do it yourself. Trust me, this is 20 minutes or less of food prep you'll be really glad you took the time to do!

This is so simple and easy I feel dumb evening explain it to you, but here it goes...

1 loaf sourdough baguette (best if day-old), torn into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. 

Place all ingredients into a blender (I use our Vitamix) or food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Spread out evenly onto two baking sheets. Bake until the crumbs begin to brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool. Then transfer them to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


1 comment:

Colleen Sullivan said...

I love making breadcrumbs. These sound great!