Breadcrumbs is one of those pantry items that seems cheap, but really isn’t. A can of breadcrumbs typically costs from $1-3, which doesn’t seem that bad. But what if I can tell you that you can make the same amount for only pennies? Man, Progresso is really rolling in the dough (haha).
The breadcrumbs will keep about 1 month in a sealed container. This recipe is most representative of the Panko (Japanese) style breadcrumbs. You can add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to make it taste like an Italian-style breadcrumbs. I typically will make this in a big batch and use throughout the month.
Yield: 1 cups
– 2 slices of white bread
– 1 tsp Italian seasoning (optional: for Italian-style breadcrumbs)
1. Rip the white bread into small pieces and place in a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. If you are adding Italian seasoning, process the seasoning with the breadcrumbs as well.
2. Toast in a 300°F oven for 10-15 minutes, until light brown.
3. You can toss the breadcrumbs back in the food processor and pulse until your desired consistency. Let cool and store in an airtight container.