Are there bread factories that make fresh bread, leave the loaves out to dry, then make breadcrumbs out of those loaves? Or is there a market for stale bread and a purchasing agent for the Better Breadcrumb Company goes around to the day-old bakery outlets and buys mass amounts of outdated hotdog & hamburger buns to be ground up into breadcrumbs?
These deep thoughts came to me while I was making my own breadcrumbs from some stale hotdog buns and dried out homemade bread. You see, we still have quite a few eggplants left in the house and may even get about a half-dozen or more from the garden before a hard freeze finally does them in. And since my first other-than-fried eggplant recipe went to the chickens, I figured I may as well stock up on the breadcrumbs so I can make more eggplant that Paul will actually eat:
|Now THIS is how you're supposed to make Eggplant!|
I'd also like to make my own homemade stuffing / dressing for Thanksgiving this year, so I suppose I should also start messing around with recipes and finding out how many fresh loaves of bread I have to leave on the countertop to dry out to make the bread cubes. Or I can just go buy them at the store. But what fun would that be?