Confession time, no one in our house will eat the heel of the bread. So every loaf has 2 pieces that lay lonely in the bottom of the bag. After seeing how easy it is to make Homemade Breadcrumbs, I am embarrassed to say I used to throw those pieces out! Now I just save them up and save on a pantry staple!
Tips on How to Make Homemade Breadcrumbs
1. The bread needs to be completely dry. I just set my bread out on a tray for a day, flip them over the next morning and then by the evening of the second day they are pretty stale (just keeping it real). But if you want to speed up the process, you could heat yours in the oven on a very low temp.
2. Break up the pieces before putting them in the food processor, this will speed up the process and avoid huge chunks being left.
3. If you have a smaller food processor attachment (like mine that attaches on my blender base), you might have to do the grating several batches. I have also used a blender in a pinch- works fine too.
4. Plain bread crumbs are good. But I like to add Italian Herbs in when I’m grinding them. This is totally taste preference. A few shakes here and there should do it. Then they are perfect for in my Classic Italian Meatball recipe too!
5.Be sure to have good tight sealing containers for your breadcrumbs. I like to use recycled jars to keep this super frugal in all ways! 🙂 (Or my Grandpa’s vintage Ball Jar shown above)
6. For all you visual peeps. Watch my YouTube Video
?#savings tip: when life gives you crust, make breadcrumbs! #frugalliving ?Don’t eat the heels? Kids don’t like crust? Don’t throw that bread away! Save it and make breadcrumbs. Just 8 slices of bread made 2 cups of crumbs. #diy #homemade #makeitdontbuyit #homesteading #frugal #easypeasy #jars #flipagram made with @flipagram
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