Sunday, 27 November 2011

Homemade Bread Crumbs

This is not an actual recipe but it does come in handy when we have excess bread at hand and not prefer to buy bread crumbs from the store.Last week we got a loaf of bread not realizing that we still had half a loaf leftover.All I did is tear up  [usually a day old] bread slices from half the loaf and pulse it up in the mixer.Store the bread crumbs in the fridge till it is ready to be used up in the cutlet ,tikkis or kekabs.A whole box of bread crumbs ready in a jiffy else the bread would have ended up in the dustbin.





Note:

  • Any type of bread can be used.
  • Do not use stale bread.
  • You can also toast the bread slices before pulsing the slicing.
  • To make seasoned bread crumbs, toast the bread cubes in a skillet on low heat for a few minutes. Remove from heat.When cool pulse it along with the seasoning of your choice like garlic powder / pepper powder / dried basil / oregano etc.
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26 comments:

Priya said...

Quite a useful and handy bread crumbs,i do quite often with stale breads..

veena krishnakumar said...

I need this so regularly...thanks Pj

Srivalli said...

Did you mean not to use stale bread? I do make it with that sometimes ..:)

PJ said...

Yes Srivalli,sometimes the crumbs from the stale bread does not have a good taste so I don't use stale bread to make crumbs nowadays...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very useful post...

Sayantani said...

I make it almost the same way...but using the microwave makes it total effortless.thanks for sharing this trick.

Aarthi said...

very useful one

revathi said...

This is super PJ...just what we need to cook up some tasty snacks..:) I like the idea of using almost fresh bread without the need to dry them until crispy...
Very useful dear..:)
Reva

vidhas said...

Really it comes handy lot of times. I use to make crumbs with the corners we use to cut for sandwiches.

saffronstreaks said...

I always kept it in fridge and prep it with stale breads..loved your post and the notes on seasoning..will try next time

revathi said...

PJ, I haven't tried cookies without eggs but have made cakes without them. I have seen a few recipes which uses one small ripe banana with 1/2 tsp baking soda or 1/4 cup applesauce instead of eggs in cookies. You can also try silken tofu pureed and added to the cookie mix. I haven't personally tried these alternatives I think I have try this myself...:)
If you give it a try , then let me know..
Reva

vaishali sabnani said...

hey this is cool.....i like the idea of using herbs...good tips!

PriyaVaasu said...

Quite handy tip!!!!

mykitchentrials said...

I don't make bread crumbs at home, it gets over even before I realize it! Nice to know how it is done though :)

Suma Gandlur said...

A handy one. I think the homemade crumbs are usually made with stale bread.

Pavani said...

That's usually what I do too and store them in the freezer.

Kaveri said...

I too use fresh bread...A useful post since most people I've seen make use of stale bread.

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Chandrani said...

Very useful post.

Kalyani said...

very handy tip PJ ! and I just made homemade croutons with left over bread :-) What we do to preserve food !


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hemalata said...

Very nice n useful post.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

how long does this last, any idea? is interesting idea

divya said...

wonderful post...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Easy breezy!

Vardhini said...

I make this at home too sometimes. Perfect for coating cutlets, etc.


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Archana said...

A handy one.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice and useful post dear...