Jason and I both pass over the heel of the loaf of bread when making toast and sandwiches and a couple of months ago I got the idea of saving them in the freezer and turning them into bread crumbs. I was waiting to use up my current jar of bread crumbs before I did it and I finally got around to it the other day. First I toasted the bread slices on a sheet pan in the oven at about 200 degrees.
I had to do a bit of sifting. Some of the chunks wouldn’t get small enough to qualify as bread crumbs so I tossed them out after trying them a few different times through the food processor. I threw away less than 1 slice of bread so I don’t consider it to be that much of a loss.
I like doing little things like this. I don’t use bread crumbs a lot so I hate buying them when a recipe calls for them. The bread was a mixture of whole wheat, rye and sourdough and I think the flavor will be good. I plan to keep these in the freezer so they don’t get rancid.