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
- Remove the corners of the bread slices.
- Place the bread slices into a mixing bowl.
- Using clean hands, crumb the bread slices.
- You could even skip this step and use a food processor instead. Ensure the crumbs are not too fine.
- Toss in the chilli flakes, herbs, salt and pepper.
- Give it a mix to combine the ingredients.
- Heat oil in a pan, mixed breadcrumbs.
- Keep frying it in till the crumbs are toasty and lightly browned.
- Once that desired colour is achieved, remove the pan from the stove.
- Transfer the contents into a clean, dry bowl.
- Sprinkle on soups or salads before serving.
- Add/omit ingredients based on your preference.
- I used wholemeal bread for this. You could use any bread variety.
- You could double the quantity if you’re feeding a large crowd.