Making crumbs is a simple as whirling pieces of the bread, rolls or buns in your food processor or blender for a few seconds. Don’t overfill the processor, and this goes so fast, it’s a good idea to simply pulse the bread pieces until they are the right consistency.
To get dry bread crumbs spread them out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake them at 350°, stirring every 10 minutes. The time may vary depending on how dry your bread was when you started. 20 to 30 minutes is usually long enough. You can sprinkle dry Italian seasoning; about a teaspoon for every 2 cups of crumbs, for seasoned crumbs.
Save that bread and save the money you would spend for a jar of store-bought crumbs. You can freeze the fresh crumbs to use later in a zip-top baggie, or put the well-dried ones in a tightly covered jar.
Some recipes to use your bread crumbs…and there are lots more…
In meat mixtures:
As a casserole topping:
As part of stuffing: