To make garlic breadcrumbs

Preparation info

  • Makes

    one cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

Scatter a crown of these noble crumbs over any baked vegetable dish and put in the oven for a final crisping. Or just serve as a separate bowl with a simple meal of roast meats or game, and invite each guest to add breadcrumbs and sauce.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 cup fresh white


Melt butter in pan until foaming. Reduce heat to low, and add the crumbs gradually, stirring with a wire whisk until crumbs have absorbed the butter and turned golden and crisp. Add parsley, salt and pepper, and serve.