fresh breadcrumbs: Making fresh bread crumbs
Fresh breadcrumbs are a cinch to make, and are incomparably better than the dried, canned breadcrumbs. Simply tear the appropriate amount of bread into pieces, put in a food processor, and process until you have the proper size breadcrumbs. You can either cut off the crusts before processing or not—most recipes will specify if you should remove the crusts, and if the crust is especially crisp, it may not process well. One slice of regular sandwich bread will make about 1 cup of breadcrumbs.
If your recipe calls for dried breadcrumbs, simply put the fresh breadcrumbs in a 300° oven for 15-30 minutes until they are dried out.