Aug 05 2010

Use The Crusts As Bread Crumbs [Cooking Tip]

Mortar and Pestle

For some mysterious reason, most children will not eat a sandwich unless the crusts have been cut off. Today’s tip: use the crusts as bread crumbs when you are cooking.

This morning, like most mornings, I made lunch for my son. Currently, he will eat a bologna sandwich, on wheat, with the crusts removed. I was about to toss the crusts in the trash when I realized that they would make good homemade bread crumbs.

Here’s what you do:

– Break the crusts apart into smaller pieces.

– Put into a mortar and pestle. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, use a bowl. Then go buy a mortar and pestle because they are inexpensive, useful and, in their own way, awesome.

– Add spices. I used herbs du provence, truffle salt, and pepper.

– Smoosh it up until it looks like the bread crumbs you get from the can, only without the additives (or the can).

Bingo! You have homemade bread crumbs. I put mine on some roasted carrots that were in this week’s farm share box. What do you put bread crumbs on?

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