Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs

I haven't been on in quite a while as I gave up trying to learn how to post correctly on this blog. I decided to try again so here I am gonna post my instructions for making bread crumbs from scratch. As I was cleaning out the freezer at my church, I came across some hotdog, hamburger and subsandwich rolls that were way beyond their prime. Instead of throwing them out I decided to deyhdrate them and make bread crumbs. First I cut them in cubes, like croutons so they would dry faster and dried at 135 degrees for about 2 hours in my dehydrator. I let them sit overnight and the next day I ground them up in my processor and added about 2-1/2 Tablespoons of dry Italian seasoning, and 1 Tablespoon garlic salt to 8 cups of crumbs. (Adjust to what looks right to you) I mixed well and put up in large container. I compared it with some store bought and couldnt tell the difference. Easy to make, almost free to do. You could use any old stale bread, rolls, wheat or white, whatever you have. I like to use Italian Bread Crumbs in my meatloaf, Salisbury steak and it makes a good breading for baking meats. I love saving money so this was quick, fun and easy to do.