What to do with leftover breadcrumbs

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What to do with leftover breadcrumbs

Recipes using breadcrumbs

How to use up leftover breadcrumbs

  • Better burgers. In a mixing bowl, combine 500g British beef mince, finely chopped garlic, a grated onion, a little dijon mustard, salt and pepper and an egg yolk. Stir through enough breadcrumbs to bring the mixture together, then form patties with wet hands. Heat a griddle pan until hot and fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side until well browned and cooked through.
  • Pangrattato. Combine breadcrumbs with whatever herbs you have lying around, crushed garlic and lemon or orange zest. Toast in a lightly oiled pan until golden, then use to top pasta, gratins, meat, soups or grain salads.
  • Chicken schnitzel. Flatten 2 free-range chicken breasts using a rolling pin or mallet. Coat each breast evenly in seasoned flour, then dip in a light egg wash and roll in the breadcrumbs, making sure the chicken is thoroughly covered. Shallow fry both schnitzels on each side until golden and cooked through. Serve with greens and potatoes.

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