Spicy Herbed Breadcrumbs

Got a slice or two of bread, and don’t know what to do with it? Here is a tasty fix to use up day-old bread or the last few slices.

Spicy herbed breadcrumbs are a delish way to add that bit of crunch to your salads or a little bite to your smooth soups. It is an easy condiment that does not take a lot of time to make; add to that a real flavour addition.

Note: It keeps well in the fridge for about 4 days in an airtight container.


  • Bread slices – 2 to 4
  • Chilli flakes – ½ tspn
  • Dried herbs – ½ tspn (I used oregano, use any of your choice)
  • Chopped coriander and mint – 1 tspn
  • Olive oil – ½ tblspn
  • Salt and pepper – To taste


  1. Remove the corners of the bread slices.
  2. Place the bread slices into a mixing bowl.
  3. Using clean hands, crumb the bread slices.
  4. You could even skip this step and use a food processor instead. Ensure the crumbs are not too fine.
  5. Toss in the chilli flakes, herbs, salt and pepper.
  6. Give it a mix to combine the ingredients.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, mixed breadcrumbs.
  8. Keep frying it in till the crumbs are toasty and lightly browned.
  9. Once that desired colour is achieved, remove the pan from the stove.
  10. Transfer the contents into a clean, dry bowl.
  11. Sprinkle on soups or salads before serving.


  1. Add/omit ingredients based on your preference.
  2. I used wholemeal bread for this. You could use any bread variety.
  3. You could double the quantity if you’re feeding a large crowd.

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