Holla!! from my mama’s kitchen … to your kitchen….
I did say i would put up the bread crumbs recipe in the Scotch egg post. so here it is…. and if you missed that post, click here for the scotch egg recipe.
There is nothing like homemade bread crumbs to spice up your dish when required. Fresh homemade bread crumbs in my opinion tastes way better than store bought bread crumbs. Besides, it also costs less and they are so easy to make.
Basically, You could use any type of bread you have available (white, wheat, rye, etc.) There is also nothing wrong with combining various types breads. it is totally up to you what taste you are going for.
Okay lets get to it Already…it is pretty straight forward.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IN 4 STEPS
You need to use dry bread only. If you bread is too fresh, just bake fresh bread slices in a slow oven a oven until slightly dry.
place bread piece/slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bread pieces will dry faster and evenly when they are laid out in a single layer, rather than when the pieces are stacked; allow a bit of room between pieces to dry properly.
Bake in a 300 degree F. oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. About halfway through, turn them over so they dry evenly. Remove from oven and allow them cool.
Tear dried bread into smaller pieces and place in your food processor. Whirl until desired coarseness.
Alternatively, you could Place dry bread slices in a resealable plastic bag, and using your rolling-pin or a large drinking glass, roll over the top of the plastic bag and crush bread until desired coarseness. you could also use a Mortar and pestle to achieve desires coarseness.
Please, do NOT use stale bread in this process. Stale bread makes for stale tasting breadcrumbs. You need to use dry bread only. If you bread is too fresh, just bake fresh bread slices in a slow oven an oven until slightly dry.
- You could store your odds and ends of bread in a large re-sealable plastic bag in the freezer until ready to make your homemade bread crumbs.
- If you need finer crumbs, just regrind the amount needed until you achieve desired result.