Lately while at the grocery store I have been looking at the labels on products. I usually don’t think twice about breadcrumbs, but one day I flipped that familiar tube over and was floored. I could’t believe how many ingredients were in there. Worst part: I couldn’t pronounce a few of them, that was it for me. Back on the shelf it went and this little beauty of a recipe came to life. Simple, dead easy, and with ingredients you probably already have. Make this once and you will never go back to store bought again.
Head over to a local bakery and buy a bag of their breadcrumbs – you know, the loose ones they have in a bin with conveniently placed plastic bags next to it… yeah, those ones. It may cost you a buck or two.
When you get home, double, triple or quadruple this recipes based on how much you actually use. You can store them in a zip top bag and toss them in the freezer, or do what I do and reuse a previously emptied (read as immediately discarded contents) bread crumbs tube. Store leftover, unseasoned bread crumbs in the freezer as well. There is no need to defrost when you go to use them.
Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
- 1 cup bread crumbs plain
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- In a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine
Store leftover, unseasoned bread crumbs in the freezer as well.
There is no need to defrost when you go to use them.
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