Today we learn how to never waste bread again by turning stale bread into breadcrumbs. Perfect for things like chicken cutlets, meatballs, soup thickening and especially passatelli (breadcrumb pasta)
Italians Dried Herb Blend
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Alternatively, you can slowly dehydrate at 150 degrees overnight. We are going to do it the fast way today.
Once any bread you have on hand gets stale, sacrifice it to breadcrumbs. Tear it up and place it on a sheet tray and bake it until it's fully dehydrated.
In batches, blend the bread in a food processor.
At this point, you can either keep them plain. Or like I did, I split it in half. One quart of plain (these will come in handy for passatelli) and then another quart for Italian seasoned breadcrumbs perfect for things like breaded chicken cutlets.
The amounts of the Italian seasoning will vary on the amount of breadcrumbs you are making. Just add the herbs, garlic, and onion until it smells good and tastes flavorful but balanced. Then season with salt.
Store in airtight containers.
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