Toasted Bread Crumbs with Red Pepper Flakes and Garlic
Why This Recipe Works
In search of the best bread-crumb recipe, we found that the best crumb is made from good-quality bread that has no strong flavors, such as a leftover plain or sourdough baguette from your local bakery. Bread that was two to three days old was ideal for making bread crumbs because it had become quite firm but still retained some moisture, which was important in controlling the size of the crumbs. After testing various cooking methods for our bread crumb recipe, we found that the oven was the clear winner for ease of use and consistency of outcome.