Oh, Crumbs!

It’s one of my resolutions this year to try to get every last ounce of goodness that I can out of the food that I buy, and that means trying not to waste one iota of it if I can help it. Carrots looking a little flaccid? Toss ’em in a soup! Apples a little bruised? Make some applesauce! Bread gone stale? Time for some custom croutons and bread crumbs!

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So you take your stale bread and you cut it up into smaller pieces. This is easy or hard depending on how stale your bread is.

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Chuck it in your food processor.

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Add some fresh woody herbs like thyme or rosemary. Dried ones are good too.

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Salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

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Give it a good whaz for a little bit.

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Look at those lovely crumbs!

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I sealed mine in a plastic bag and tossed them into the freezer for a lovely Jamie Oliver dish I have my eye on but haven’t gotten around to yet – stay tuned!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

13 thoughts on “Oh, Crumbs!”

  1. I love homemade breadcrumbs!! I don’t have a food processor at the moment, but I haven’t had any trouble polishing off the loaves of fresh bread from the bakery here, either. I’ve never tried adding rosemary when I have made them, but it sounds like the perfect addition!!

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  2. Love it! I am all for not wasting food. Another thing that I absolutely love is bone broth. A way to use the leftover chicken or turkey as well as those old vegetables that you would have thrown away. Thanks for this great idea!

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