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6 ways with stale bread

6 ways with stale bread

Current rating: 4.5 from 2 votes.

Oh crumbs, croutons and crispy fish! Here are a few quick 'n easy recipes to use up all your less-than-fresh bread.

Household tip type: In the Kitchen


  • Bread cases
    Preheat a fan oven to 160°C. Lightly grease muffin trays with cooking spray. Remove crusts from thin slices of bread and flatten slightly. Mould bread in muffin cups. Brush with melted butter or coat with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crisp and golden. Cool and fill with whatever you fancy.

  • Homemade breadcrumbs
    Slice and remove bread crusts from a loaf of bread, tear into chunks and blend until fine. Store or freeze in portions.

  • Parmesan eggy bread
    Whisk eggs with a dash of milk and a large spoonful of grated parmesan, seasoning and chopped chives. Soak slices of bread in egg mixture. Heat a pan and fry on both sides until golden and cooked through.

  • Butternut and potato bake with sage and feta
    Finely slice raw butternut and potato. Sauté crushed garlic, sliced leeks and chopped sage until soft. Toss everything together with a generous glug of cream, seasoning and chopped feta. Spoon into an ovenproof dish, scatter with breadcrumbs and bake until golden and cooked through.

  • Quick pasta pangritata
    Pour a glug of olive oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add a handful of breadcrumbs, crushed garlic and a spoonful of chopped thyme. Fry until toasted, season and set aside. Cook pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside. Fry sliced garlic, a few anchovy fillets, some chopped chilli and the juice of a lemon. When anchovies have melted, toss through pasta and serve scattered with breadcrumbs.

  • Crispy mustard pork medallions
    Mix chopped parsley through breadcrumbs. Rub wholegrain Dijon mustard on 2cm thick slices of pork fillet and coat with breadcrumbs. Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan and fry on both sides until cooked through and golden.

Images courtesy of Fresh Living magazine

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