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Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs

Breaded food is so delicious! Don’t you agree? Breaded chicken, breaded fish, even breaded vegetables, can hit all the right taste buds. And, to make breaded food taste good, you must use the right breading/bread crumbs. There are so many flavors of bread crumbs. When you peruse the aisles of your local grocery store, you are sure to see plain bread crumbs, Italian bread crumbs, even panko breadcrumbs. Different kinds of bread crumbs all add a unique flavor and texture to a dish. 

Store-bought bread crumbs are a wonderful option for convenience. However, have you tried making your bread crumbs yourself? Making your own bread crumbs are a great way to eliminate food waste! And, it can be cheaper. 

Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Madison Course: CondimentCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

cups
Prep time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces bread, cut into equal sized-cubed (hard stale bread or toasted)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, or dried Italian seasoning

Directions

  • To a food processor, add stale/toasted cubed bread, salt, garlic powder, and thyme/dried Italian seasoning.
  • Blend until you achieve fine crumbs.
  • Use to bread food such as chicken or fish. Or, allow them to cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.

Notes

  • These bread crumbs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 year. 

Bread crumbs are easy to whip up too! If you have hardened leftover or stale bread you can simply blend it up and it’s ready to use. However, if the bread is still on the softer side, be sure to get it nice and toasty first so it can harden. Moist bread yields gummy textured bread crumbs. Bread crumbs should be dry.  

In today’s recipe, we’re making Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs. It’s a recipe you will want to keep in your rotation for sure! So, let’s get to blending!

The ingredients that you will need to make these Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs are 4 ounces of cubed hard/stale bread, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme, or dried Italian seasoning. 

To get started on making this recipe take out a food processor/blender and add the stale/toasted cubed bread, salt, garlic powder, and thyme/dried Italian seasoning. Blend everything until you achieve fine crumbs. Use the crumbs to bread food such as chicken, fish, or on top of macaroni and cheese. Or, allow them to cool completely and store them in an airtight container for up to 1 year. With just a small amount of time and a little bit of money, you can make a lot of breadcrumbs! There is no need to buy store-bought bread crumbs anymore if you can make them at home, right? I know I no longer do. 

With these Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs, you can bring texture and happiness to your table today. Try this recipe and see how you like it! Hopefully, you enjoy this recipe and have all the fun making it! Use it however you wish.

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