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How to make fresh breadcrumbs

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Breadcrumbs from scratch!

Does your recipe call for fresh breadcrumbs? Sometimes, packaged breadcrumbs just won't do. Learn how to make fresh breadcrumbs with our simple tips.

Homemade breadcrumbs

Watch: how to make fresh breadcrumbs

Generally, you can find packaged dry breadcrumbs that are either plain or seasoned at the grocery store. But if you don't have any on hand and don't feel like making a grocery store run, or if you want to use fresh breadcrumbs, don't worry! Making fresh breadcrumbs is a snap.

What you'll need

Making fresh breadcrumbs doesn't require much. You can use many forms of bread that you already have in your pantry -- sliced bread, bagels, baguettes or even hot dog or hamburger buns work great for making breadcrumbs.

You simply need a food processor and a few slice of bread. Tear up the bread and place the pieces in your food processor. Pulse them a few times for the perfect texture. Depending on how you like the breadcrumbs or the recipe you're creating them for, you can process them to a coarse or a fine texture.

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Finishing touches

If you want your breadcrumbs plain, voila! You're finished. However, you can also add seasonings, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley or dried spices.

Make extra breadcrumbs to store in the freezer for next time you need a breadcrumb coating. You can also use them in a casserole.

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