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Home-made breadcrumb coating

Home-made breadcrumb coating

The crispy crust on many fried (or baked) foods comes from a breadcrumb coating. You can buy this, of course, but it's easy and much better to make your own at home.

For one thing, you will know excatly what's in it – just bread – which is not the case for the commercial product. This is also a great way to use up bits of dry bread that would otherwise go to waste.

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Last modified on: October 28th 2018

For 180 g, you will need:

Change for: 60 g 90 g 180 g 360 g 540 g

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.1 hour1 hour 7 min.
Preservation: Several months in an airtight jar.
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Step by step recipe

1 Home-made breadcrumb coating : Photo of step #1Cut 200 g bread into pieces no bigger than your thumb.

Rescue crusts and dry ends of loaves to avoid waste. Here it is crusts of sandwich bread.

Spread the pieces of bread on a baking sheet.
3 min.
2 Home-made breadcrumb coating : Photo of step #2Put in the oven at 210°F (100°C) fro 1 to 2 hours. The idea is to dry out the bread without toasting it, so that the breadcrumbs will keep well. 1 hour
3 Home-made breadcrumb coating : Photo of step #3After this time, leave to cool, then tip the bread into a food-processor or blender goblet. 2 min.
4 Home-made breadcrumb coating : Photo of step #4Blend until the crumbs are as coarse or as fine as you want them. 2 min.
5 Home-made breadcrumb coating : Photo of step #5Keep dry in an airtight jar.


Another option for drying: use the residual heat of the oven after cooking something (such as a roast). As soon as you have finished cooking, turn the oven off and put in the tray of bread for 1 hour.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
8132230 gr1722 gr36 gr
407 %88 %162 %5 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4066115 gr861 gr18 gr
203 %44 %81 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 180 g : 0.20 €

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