You might be thinking, “Breadcrumbs??? Really???”
I know, it is easier to get a store bought one. One easier step in the kitchen.
But then, it’s not that hard to make in your kitchen too. Making breadcrumbs at home gives you the freedom to add different flavour combinations to the breadcrumbs. The flavoured crumbs give a taste boost to whatever you are coating it with.
Making breadcrumbs is not a cumbersome task.
I collect the crusts, leftover pieces from the round sandwiches that I make in a sandwich bag and place it in the fridge till I have a whole bag full. Doesn’t matter, if its white, brown, normal sandwich bread or baguettes
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Place all the bread pieces on a baking tray. Try to keep it to one layer. If your feel the pan is crowded, give the bread a stir or two during the bake time.
Bake for 15 min and take the tray out and add red chillies, black pepper or any other dry spices that you like to add.
For this batch I added a couple of red chillies and a tbsp of ground black pepper
Bake another 10 min. All bread pieces should be dry and should have some golden-brown colour around the edges. Let this cool down.
In a spice mill, grind the bread pieces to a coarse powder by pulsing it. Don’t over crowd the jar. If adding, garlic powder or onion powder, you should add while grinding the bread crumbs.
Store in an airtight jar.
This is great for cutlets, bread rolls and all the dip and fry stuff!! Gives it a nice crunch.