Breadcrumbs is one of the basic and a versatile ingredient to have on hand. Store bought breadcrumbs can be quite expensive..Why do you want to buy store bought ones when you can easily make them at home using regular bread slices.
I am sharing two version of breadcrumbs which i normally do, fresh ones and dried ones. I will be sharing seasoned breadcrumbs very soon. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Freezing Time : 2 hours
Baking Time : 15 mins
Bread Slices as needed ( You can use white or wheat as you like)
For Fresh Breadcrumbs:
Take bread slices, cut them into small chunks. Put it in a plate or a plastic bag and freeze them for 2 hours. Now take them in a blender and make it into powder. You can store this in a ziploc bag in the freezer.
For Dry Breadcrumbs:
Preheat oven to 150 degree C.Take bread slices and arrange it in a tray. Pop this in oven for 5 to 7 mins till it turns golden brown, now remove it from oven, flip it over and bake them again for another 5 to 7 mins. Now remove them from oven and let them cool down. Now break them roughly and take them in a blender and powder them. Store this in a ziploc bag in freezer.
Instead of cooking this in oven, you can toast them in a toaster as well.
1) Dry Breadcrumbs works great for cutlets.
2)If you want crispy and crunchy exterior you can use fresh ones.
3)Dry Breadcrumbs can be stored in freezer for more than 5 to 6 months.
4)Fresh Breadcrumbs can be stored in freezer for 2 to 3 months.
|Take your breadslices.. i used white, you can use brown bread as well|
|take few slices|
|pop them in freezer for 2 to 4 hours|
|now it frozen|
|take them in a blender|
|take it in a ziploc bag and store in freezer|
|fresh breadcrumbs is done|
|now to make dry ones, arrange it in a tray|
|pop it in oven and bake for 5 to 7 mins|
|flip it over|
|bake till golden..cool this down|
|now break this into small pieces and take them in a blender|
|Store this in a ziploc bag and store in freezer|