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homemade panko bread crumbs

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jewel Hall
Cullman, AL

I love making the bread crumbs ahead and even freezing them. That way you don't put off a good casserole dish because you don't have bread crumbs for the topping.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For homemade panko bread crumbs

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    loaf of white bread alone or saltines, takes 23 to make a cup

How To Make homemade panko bread crumbs

  • 1
    Push chunks of white bread through the shredding disk of the food processor to make coarse crumbs.
  • 2
    Spread the crumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees until the crumbs are dry BUT NOT TOASTED, about 6 to 8 minutes. Shake the crumbs at least 2 times during the cooking process. Be careful not to let them brown !!
  • 3
    Immediately remove bread crumbs from oven and allow then to cool.
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    Once cooled, crumbs may be stored in the freezer in a resealable plastic bag for several months. Be sure to scrunch the bag and remove the air before sealing.
  • 5
    When using these crumbs you can incorporate Sesame seed, slivered almonds or chopped pecans (optional). You can also put the amount you are going to use along with a pats of butter. Pulse in the food processor to mix, just a couple of seconds and check for your desired look. Before adding as a topping, you can sprinkle the Sesame seed, about 1/4 th cup, slivered almonds or chopped pecan pieces. Sprinkle some cheese over top or add a small amount of salt and black pepper (be sure to focus on the words (VERY SMALL AMOUNTS)......