Has it ever happened to you that while cooking, you got a lovely epiphany that you are short an ingredient? And not only that but you really don't want to go to the grocery store. (Or you don't have a babysitter.) It's an improvised time! This is how this recipe was created. I crushed the dried bread in the food processor, added seasoning and here you go. Results? The best tasting homemade breadcrumbs! Also much healthier and cleaner.
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Lay flat the bread slices on a baking sheet and let it sit out in the pantry overnight. A quicker option is to dry the bread in the oven. Heat oven to 250 F (120 C), place the baking sheet into the oven, dry the bread for 30 minutes and then flip the slices over to the other side and dry for another 30 minutes.
Turn the oven off and let it sit inside for another 30 minutes. Take the bread slices out of the oven and cool completely before crushing in the food processor. (I feel it’s better to plan ahead and let the slices dry naturally.)
Break all bread slices into smaller pieces. Split all pieces into two portions and crush one at a time into the food processor. Crush for about 2 minutes.
Sift crushed bread crumbs through a sifter to catch larger pieces for crushing again and pour them back into the food processor. Crush for a minute. Repeat the same steps with the rest of the bread.
Place bread crumbs back into the food processor. Add all the spices and pulse the processor a couple of times. No more than 3 seconds (otherwise you may over crush the dried parsley and Italian seasoning and they will be too small to stand out).
Store bread crumbs in a breathable container and dry place. I reuse the original bread crumbs container bought at the store.
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