How to Make Breadcrumbs

November 21, 2012

Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, Amanda shows us how to make fresh and dried breadcrumbs.

Last week, Amanda pulled out her box grater for a neat pastry trick for butter. The box grater makes a triumphant comeback this week to bring you the best way to make both fresh and dried breadcrumbs.

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Watch Amanda process, grate, and zest breadcrumbs into all shapes and sizes. Once you feel comfortable with the numerous methods, fearlessly roast cauliflower with gremolata bread crumbs as a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.

This video was shot by Alex Lisowski and edited by Kyle Orosz. Photos by James Ransom.

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My two (current) favorite foods start with the letter D: doughnuts, and dumplings. If a dish has bacon in it, I will most likely eat it. If I could marry honey butter, I would.


Norma November 20, 2013
how long do breadcrumbs stay "fresh" do you store them in the cabinet or fridge?
Amanda H. January 22, 2014
You can keep dry breadcrumbs in the cabinet if it's cool. I've kept them stored for several months.
AntoniaJames November 21, 2012
Wow, great video! Love the tip about how to toast on both sides at once. And let’s not forget that you combine the best of Methods 1 and 2 by using the grating disk on your food processor – another excellent reason to know where your grating rig is whenever you need it. If your baguette is thin enough, you can just run it down through the feed tube, too. No knife necessary! (I make slender baguettes when baking artisanal bread, kept in the freezer just for this purpose.) ;o)
Amanda H. November 21, 2012
Good point AJ -- I lost the grating disk when we moved!
mrslarkin November 21, 2012
I use the food processor shredding disk for making crumbs, too. Super easy! Now everyone knows what they can get you for Christmas, Amanda. ;)
AntoniaJames January 21, 2014
Amanda, did you ever get another one? What kind of food processor do you have? ;o)
Amanda H. January 22, 2014
I have a Kitchen-Aid food processor.