Tuesday 24 March 2015

Dried Seasoned Bread Crumbs

These homemade bread crumbs are very tasty,  cheap and easy to make.  I use them to coat chicken fillets,  chicken drumsticks and salmon patties.  Unfortunately I don't measure out the ingredients when I make the seasoned bread crumbs.  It's usually a shake of this and a good shake of that and some taste testing along the way.  However you make your bread crumbs,  they'll be much nicer than anything you'll buy in the supermarket.

Here are my approximate measurements -

3 cups of dried bread crumbs.
1 cup of crushed corn flakes or wheat bix
1 tablespoon of dried onion powder or 2 tablespoons of dried onion flakes.
1 tablespoons of rock salt ( less if desired )
2 teaspoons of paprika
1 teaspoon of dried garlic granules or powder
few peppercorns or pepper
about 1 tablespoon of dried chives or parsley

If you are using granules or flakes for your seasonings,  whiz them in a coffee grinder or use a mortar and pestle.

Mix everything together in a large bowl.  Place in an air tight container..  Once the lid is on give it a good shake to distribute the seasonings evenly over the bread crumbs.  Store in the pantry.


*  I use a food processor to blitz bread crusts from the ends of loaves of bread. ( saved up in the freezer ). Any bread can be used.  The crumbs are then spread evenly on large oven trays and baked at 160 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes until golden and dry.  You may need to use a spoon to loosen the bread crumbs half way through baking to even out the drying process

*  If you are running low on seasoned bread crumbs,  add a couple of handfuls of crushed corn flakes and / or wheat bix to the mix.

Ready to make.
The seasonings in a large bowl.
Mixing it up.
Storing in an air tight container.


  1. Hi Wendy. This sounds absolutely delicious! I make my own gluten free breadcrumbs from the ends of our loaves of gluten free bread, so this will be a great addition to our repertoire. Thankyou. Mimi xxx

  2. I've made lots of bread crumbs but never added corn flakes. I'll have to try this the next time I make bread crumbs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Mmmmm, I am going to try this the next time I do Southern fried chicken and use it as the final coating

  4. I keep my breadcrumbs in a ziplock bag in the freezer, however I think I may finally take the extra step of drying them out in the oven. You've given me the boost I need! And I can use that freezer space for something else ;) Fiona

  5. Oh yes those crumbs sound divine. Certainly better than my boring old bread crumbs. Cant wait to try this recipe. Thank you Wendy!


  6. Hi Wendy, Liz here from W.A,, my husband cooked for a Lions Club fundraiser on Sunday, and we were given a heap of white bread rolls that were left over (sesame seeds on top), not sure what to do with them all, would they be suitable to make breadcrumbs out off, there a couple of days old as I was only given them today?

    1. Liz, they are VERY suitable. If they are no good to freeze then whiz them all up, dry them and store in an airtight container. Then you can make one batch of seasoned bread crumbs at a time. The good thing is, they take up less room as dried bread crumbs than they do as rolls..

    2. Thanks Wendy, Im on too it! bit earlier here in W.A.!

  7. Hi Wendy, is Shake and bake the same as dried seasoned breadcrumbs or are they a bit different? It's just that i made shake and bake the other day and they seem similar. Will you be posting your menu plan soon? Also, will you be posting your tomato relish recipe as i have tomatoes ripening everyday and too many to just eat? Thanks, Maureen

    1. This is different. From memory Shake n bake has butter or oil in it and it needs to be stored in the fridge.

      Menu plan coming very soon. I have a backlog of recipes coming soon as I've had so many requests. By the time they have all been posted your tomatoes might be finished. Maybe make lots of pasta sauce and I promsie the recipe will be posted before next season..

  8. Hi Wendy, I made this lat night and look forward to putting this in my hamburger patties. Do you add celery powder also as I can see it in one of your pics? Regards Suzanne

    1. You can add celery powder. I usually put in the ingredients I remember.

    2. Thanks Wendy. Warm Regards, Suzanne.


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