Friday, May 6, 2011

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

One of reasons I prefer making my own homemade mixes and ingredients is so that I can be more versatile and make more recipes without having to run to the store for one ingredient.

Also, my frugal side kicks in when I see "breadcrumbs" in a recipe, as I use bread from my Freezer Bread Ends bag to process them up myself.

Normally, I would have just skipped putting all the "Italian" ingredients into Italian breadcrumbs, but I've been on a kick lately to *gasp* actually follow the recipes I'm putting together...I know, it's a shocking idea to follow them and not "wing it"...and not surprisingly, the food turns out tasting better. My latest creation of Chicken Parmesan turned out great with the correct ingredients!

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs
recipe adapated from This Food Thing

2 cups stale bread or 10-12 slices
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan

Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes, until the bread is crisp and dry. (I used my toaster oven) Allow to cool completely, and the break into small pieces.  Use a food processor to make bread crumbs.
Combine bread crumbs with the rest of the ingredients. Store, tightly covered in your refrigerator for about 2 months, or freeze.


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