How to Make Seasoned Breadcrumbs

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My mom used to buy seasoned breadcrumbs that came in a canister. She used them to bread cutlets, in meatballs and meatloaf. I bread tofu and tempeh cutlets, I make meatballs and meatloaf. At first I was just making plain breadcrumbs out of our weekly bread, but now I season them up so they are ready to go whenever I need them!

1 cup bread crumbs *
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (nooch)
1 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons sea salt

To make bread crumbs, use day old bread (at least.) Cut the bread into small cubes and place on a baking sheet. Place in the corner of the kitchen and leave uncovered overnight so the bread dries out. Bake in a 400 oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until browning. When they are cool, pulse them in the food processor until crumbs form, up to 2 minutes.

*You can buy plain bread crumbs if you don’t want to make your own and proceed the same way.

Drop the breadcrumbs into a jar that has a lid. Add the seasonings and shake it up. Store with the lid on and use whenever you need seasoned breadcrumbs.

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