Saturday, September 4, 2010
Make Your own Dried Bread Crumbs
I know what you are thinking , "everyone knows that!!!" . You see, back home in Maldives, we have dried bread crumbs sold in shops known as faaroshi kundi. This particular bread crumbs are made of sweet bread rolls , which are then toasted and sold as faaroshi. These look like rusks , dried up , the kind that can make choke but a lot of people love to eat them dunked in milky tea, or even turn it into a savory snack called kulhi faaroshi. Now these dried up bread rolls are again proceesed and turned to fine crumbs and sold as faaroshi kundhi and used to coat fish for frying, cutlets and rolls
Now whats that got to do with not knowing how to make bread crumbs? You see , I once had someone asking me where she can get faaroshi kundhi aka bread crumbs ,to make cutlets. I am sure I must have looked at her as if she had grown two heads but then again with the same story as above, you probably understand why( hopefully). It didnt occur to her to toast a slice of bread grind them until I decided to suggest that she try it. ( does that make me bossy? )
So to make bread crumbs you need :
A few slices of old bread or bread rolls. Or use a whole loaf of old bread if you want.
Toast them in an oven or toaster till golden brown, and dried up ( now dont go turning them black). You can even put it on a hot frying pan and toast it if you dont have a toaster or an oven.
Put it in the grinder or food processor or in a motor and pestle and process to crumbs. Store in a clean dry air tight container.