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!
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.
Chuck it in your food processor.
Add some fresh woody herbs like thyme or rosemary. Dried ones are good too.
Salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Give it a good whaz for a little bit.
Look at those lovely crumbs!
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!