Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Tip of the Day!

Seasoned Breadcrumbs can be higher in sodium along with a whole host of other ingredients that may be undesirable. Making breadcrumbs is actually quite simple. You can usually purchase day old bread at your local grocer for a whole lot less than if you purchase it fresh and allow it to sit for a day or so. If you normally bake your own bread, better yet - bake two!

Simply take a pound of day old bread, cut into cubes and process in a food processor to make coarse crumbs. Spread the crumbs on a baking sheet (or two) and dry in a 300 degree oven for approx. 10-15 min. Stir halfway through. Cool completely.

Return crumbs to your food processor, add your favorite seasonings using up to 4 TBS dried herbs and 1 tsp garlic. (Herbs can be oregano, thyme, basil or parsley.)

Make sure your crumbs are completely dry and cool. Store in an airtight container. Now, wasn't that simple? And not only that - you saved yourself quite a bit of money too!!! We all love that, don't we?!?

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