Thursday, April 10, 2014

DIY: Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

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Like the majority of Asian families, I am accustomed to eat fresh food/ingredients. Canned and pre made food is not very common in Asian cooking. Buying and preparing your food from scratch is the heart of Asian cooking. I try to apply this very same concept when cooking American food too. Everything tastes fresher and better but you talk about extra time in the kitchen and the pile of dirty pots and pans.

 I am not a huge fan of processed or canned food in general but can't deny the convenience of it. The ease of opening a can or tear a bag of ready made products make a huge difference especially to most of us who don't have all day to hang out in a kitchen like those Food Network Stars. I try to make most things from scratch if possible as long as it doesn't mean spending hours in the kitchen. This way I have a total control of ingredients and amount of salt. I am amazed at the sodium level in most items, it is ridiculously high. My blood pressure shoots up the roof just by reading the label. 

 Breadcrumbs are one of those super easy to make. I bought some at a store years ago when I first arrived in the US. I probably used it once and let that whole thing stale. I only use breadcrumbs once in a blue moon as to add to meat to make meatballs. So might as well try and make my own. I experimented with it with different ingredients and came up with my own recipe. Don't know how others do theirs but here is my version.

Please note that I never did any research as how to correctly make the breadcrumbs. Try this at your own risk...hehe.

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  1. I don't eat meat but I know this taste gooood c:
    Especially the selfmade breadcrumb crust!

  2. Good thing about Asian food culture is fresh foods and soups made of fresh vegetables! Oh, the meatball must have been great (it looks lovely!!)

  3. i've been meaning to do this for a long time but haven't gotten around to it! thanks for sharing the low down on how to make your own! super helpful!

  4. OMGGG this is amazing!! i never ever thought to make breadcrumbs myself.. but this looks so easy!! thank you for sharing us your recipe.. now i'll know what to do with old bread too.. i really hate throwing it away grr!! your turkey meatballs look super delicious!!

    ohh good idea.. i'll just might try and make our fur babies doggie clothes hehe!!

    i'm actually working on a mini series about my weight loss! hang tight it's coming soon :)!

  5. Nelah, this is SO MUCH better for you! I cringe at the amount of sodium that is found in ready made food nowadays. It will definitely send your blood pressure up and to the doctor. HaHaHa It's awesome the way you're taking care of your family's health. It's the best present you can give them. You're a great mom & wife doll. Keep it up! You will be blessed.

  6. I didn't know breadcrumbs were so easy to make! Thanks for sharing Nelah! I usually use Japanese panko bread crumbs but I'm sure these are probably healthier and those meatballs look yum!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  7. That looks delicious! I'll have to give the meatballs a try. I don't use much breadcrumbs either. In fact, I think I still have a bag left over from last Thanksgiving that I'll need to throw out, yikes.


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