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Seasoned Homemade Bread Crumbs

Total time 10 mins

Makes 1 3/4 cups

Quick and easy homemade bread crumbs can be ready in 10 minutes thanks to this easy, 10-minute recipe.


  • 2 cups fresh ciabatta bread crumbs chunks of bread pulsed into crumbs in a food processor)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon or 1 1/4 tsp. smoked sweet Spanish paprika or 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (completely dry)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium frying pan over medium heat, cook bread crumbs in olive oil until they begin to crisp, 4 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper and add seasoning (either lemon zest, paprika, or rosemary). Cook, stirring, until crumbs are golden and crisp, 2 to 5 minutes. Stir in parsley; pour into a bowl. Keeps, chilled airtight, up to 2 days.