What do you do with day old bread?

Croutons & Breadcrumbs, that’s what you do!! I actually forgot to photograph the breadcrumbs because I ended up hurrying to get everything done for dinner the other night. I had so many things going for the guys coming to eat after surfing. I always worry there won’t be enough and there is always plenty I get to over excited wanting everything to be perfect 🙂
 I had some really nice Ciabatta sandwich rolls that I totally forgot about because it was so humid and hot out I put them in the fridge.I could not let these go to waste. This works with all types of breads the only difference would be cooking times, some will cook faster. Ciabatta is a heavier bread then say a French Bread so it will cook a little longer. This is a must do if you have day old bread.
Check out the photos for so great ideas on how to use both!

Day old bread cut into cubes (not too big)
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Celery Salt
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Aleppo Pepper (Optional)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
drizzle of olive oil (1 to 2 teaspoons
Adjust spices to the amount of bread you have, I had abut 4 or 5 cups
Heat oven to 425 degrees
place cubed bread on baking sheet and bake dry until bread is toasted through about 12 to 15 minutes.
Let them cool and toss half of them in a bowl with all ingredients (save the other half, unseasoned for breadcrumbs)
Add just a little olive oil to make it stick as you are tossing it
Let them cool completely before storing
Place the unseasoned cubes in a food processor and pulse until you get desired breadcrumb constancy
Place them both in large mason jars for great storage and to keep them from getting stale. Season them as you use them so you can make all different types!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. recipeshappen
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 12:29:04

    Yes, yes, yes!! I totally make croutons with older bread! Best idea.



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