Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homemade Bread Crumbs

When life gives you stale bread...make homemade bread crumbs.

Last week, Z and I had half of a leftover baguette that was hard as a rock - but I refused to let it go to waste. Being my economical self, I whipped out my food processor and some seasonings, and turned that stale bread into something useful. 

Homemade Bread Crumbs
Yields: About 1 cup
-1/2 stale baguette, roughly chopped
-Dried oregano
-Dried parsley
-Salt and pepper, to taste

1.) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread chopped bread out evenly on a lightly greased baking sheet; bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cool for 2-3 minutes after removing from the oven.
2.) Put bread in a food processor with oregano, parsley, salt and pepper; pulse until finely processed and well mixed.
3.) Once bread crumbs are completely cool, place in an airtight container (I also put mine in the freezer since I wouldn't be using them right away).

Easy and economical - just the way I like it. :)

How have you saved money in the kitchen recently?


  1. I love these blog post because it always reminds me that I can make ingredients last just a little bit longer!

  2. I definitely make homemade bread crumbs a lot with leftover bread. Such a great idea!

  3. I once made breadcrumbs out of leftover, stale hamburger buns. It worked!

    1. Colleen, what a great idea! That's something I'll keep in mind...thanks!