There isnt always day-old bread around when you need crumbs for chicken cutlets or fish fillets. When you do have stale bread, make a few seasoned blends and freeze them.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Working in two batches, pulse bread cubes in a food processor to fine crumbs. Stir together breadcrumbs, zest, and sage. Stir in the salt, and season breadcrumbs with pepper.

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Variations

Almond and Garam Masala Breadcrumbs: Follow recipe for Lemon-Sage Breadcrumbs, using 1/2 cup chopped, toasted sliced almonds and 2 teaspoons garam masala in place of zest and sage. Coconut-Lime Breadcrumbs: Follow recipe for Lemon-Sage Breadcrumbs, using 1/2 cup toasted, unsweetened shredded coconut, 2 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lime zest (2 to 3 limes), and 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in place of lemon zest and sage. Parmesan-Oregano Breadcrumbs: Follow recipe for Lemon-Sage Breadcrumbs, using 3 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried) and 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese in place of zest and sage. Decrease salt to 1 teaspoon.

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