How To Make Quick Breadcrumbs for Recipes

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt is:

What knowledge do you have that others don't? Write a "how to" post about anything you've got skills for, small or large.

I can be a cooking hack.  Most of the stuff I cook I just throw together.  And usually, it's awesome!!   But, we never have the same meal twice.  The problem with being a super awesome creative cook is that usually you DO just throw stuff together and it can never be duplicated.

If I had a quarter for every time my hubby said,
"This is good.  Can we have this again?  Wait, do you even know how you made it?"
I would have more money than I have now.

Part of being a cooking hack is that you figure out how to fudge things.  For instance, if a recipe calls for breadcrumbs and you don't have any, don't despair!

Here's my easy to follow directions for kitchen hack breadcrumbs.

Find this appliance in your kitchen.
 Got it???

Okay. . . . . . . . now, this part can be tricky.

Dump it upside down.
 (Forgive my awesome pics. . . . . . . my photographer friend and I never found the time to get the pics this weekend.  I was busy taking my kids to three separate birthday parties.)

All the crumbs that fall out, can be used as your breadcrumbs.  If that's not enough breadcrumbs, you have the option of  going around  and cleaning any area where a child has been eating toast, a sandwich or any other kind of product with wheat in it.

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS now,

all you have to do is toast two to three pieces of bread.  Once the bread is toasted, you can plop them in a food processor and BINGO!~~  You've got breadcrumbs.  Plus, it's nice if you have whole wheat bread, because you can make whole wheat bread crumbs which are harder to find in a store.

If you don't have a food processor or don't feel like taking it out. . . . or just want to get your frustrations out, you can tear the toast into pieces and put them in a ziploc freezer bag and beat the snot out of it with a rolling pin or a large serving spoon.  Two pieces of bread was enough for me to bread two pounds of chicken breasts to bake in the oven.

Have you ever had to make breadcrumbs at home?  What's your favorite quick kitchen hack?






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1 comment:

  1. I'll never run out of bread crumbs again.... ahahahahahahaaaaaa! your photos are great and very creatively composed :)

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