Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs Recipe

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Jewel Hall


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.

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


1Push chunks of white bread through the shredding disk of the food processor to make coarse crumbs.
2Spread 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 !!
3Immediately remove bread crumbs from oven and allow then to cool.
4Once 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.
5When 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)......

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy