Seasoned Bread Crumbs

It’s a good idea to make a couple batches of these crumbs at one time. They freeze well and homemade does make a difference.


  • 1 loaf French bread, 1 day old
  • teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • teaspoons dried oregano
  • teaspoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Slit the bread in half lengthwise and cut it crosswise into cubes. Place the cubes on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler until golden. Set the cubes aside to cool and dry out completely.
  3. Combine the bread cubes and all the remaining ingredients and process until coarse crumbs are formed. Remove, and store in an airtight jar.