Home Cooking Tips & Advice
crumbs and croutons on the cheap
If you have ever
looked at the praise of croutons, you will know it can cost
you two or three dollars for a single box. And bread crumbs
can be just as expensive. But you can very easily make your
own simply by using your leftover bread and bread crusts.
Whenever you finish
a loaf of bread, and you have those and pieces left, toss
them into a freezer Ziploc bag. Once you have accumulated
enough you can either make bread crumbs or croutons simply
out of your free leftovers.
If you need fine
bread crumbs, an easy way to do is simply to remove your frozen
bread and thin crusts, then use a mallet to crush them. If
you're planning to reuse the freezer bag for future crust
bags, place the frozen bread into a grocery bag or another
plastic bag first.
If you plan to
make croutons or coarse breadcrumbs, cut or tear the bread
into appropriately sized pieces before you pop them into Ziploc
bag for the freezer.