Innovative Bread Crumbs Usage?
I finally got around to processing all the leftover/rock hard baguette pieces taking up valuable counter space. I must have 10-12 cups of bread crumbs. Now what? (Family of two!) I already had some in the freezer and I would really rather give them away or use them up asap. What can I do with them to use up the most possible? Their typical uses: stuffing veggies, coating things for frying, crab cakes etc.-- is not going to use up many of them.
I was wondering if I could somehow turn them into cheese crackers (a major weakness of mine)? Could i mix them with shredded cheese and butter and cayenne , and pat down a thin layer on a sheet pan? Score it before baking? or would they not hold together?
what about making a crust with melted butter (like a graham cracker crust) in a roasting pan and doing a gratin or quiche on top of that?
Has anyone actually seen anything like these ideas? or others? Thx so much for your help!
And why not give your cheese cracker idea a whirl? Sounds like a good idea.
My very frugal mother made pancakes with dry bread crumbs that she soaked in milk or buttermilk, then added eggs, vanilla, a little flour, and sometimes cinnamon or nutmeg. They were pretty good, sort of like french toast in pancake form. I don't have an exact recipe (and I doubt that she did), but googling "bread crumb pancakes" turns up a bunch of them.
- Use as a topping for baked pasta dishes and go a little crazy w/the amount.
- Make baklava in mini-muffin tins and mix the bread crumbs into the nut filling to give it a meaty flavor. (personally have done this and love it!)
- When making burgers, patties, etc, incorporate the 'crumbs into the mixture
- Bread pudding