Leftover Bread: New Depression uses

So you decided to bake bread and it did not turn out well, or you chose to hoard it and it is getting stale. Good, we are going to dine out on your stale hard bread.

  1. Croutons: Cut bread into cubes, toss in olive oil with salt, herbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, place on baking sheet and in a low oven (300 F, 145 C) dry out for about 20 to 30 minutes, when brown, crisp and delicious, they are ready to toss on your salad.

Dumpling/Stuffing mix: Grind bread and for every two cups of dry bread use about 1 cup of milk, soak with milk, stir well and refrigerate for two hours. After two hours beat an egg and chop an onion finely, add two cloves of pulverized garlic, Salt, pepper, fresh or dried herbs….and now the fun begins. Choose one of the following to add in to complete your dish.

You can add in 1 cup of cooked lentils

1 cup of cooked(or canned chickpeas or other beans)

1 cup of chopped mixed vegetables

1 cup of ground meat (any kind)

Now you have this wet goo, the best way to test it is with some warm salted water simmering on the stove. Make a small ball and gently release into the water, let it cook, remove with a slotted spoon and taste, salt or season more as needed.

This bread dumpling mix can be

  1. added to soups as dumplings
  2. stuffed into peppers (add some cubed cheese to make this especially delicious.)
  3. stuffed into softened cabbage leaves and sauced for stuffed cabbage
  4. Beat into a soup to thicken it and make it more delicious.
  5. Stuffed into flatbread and baked

Use everything, throw away nothing and stop hoarding food.

Published by Chef Wilder

A chef who has been specializing in Food tourism for several years. I decided to launch this to put in one place some of the simplest ways of making food primarily because I am seeing people in the grocery for often the first time due to the Corona outbreak who have no idea what to do with food once they get it home. In the US I became known as the Food Stamp Chef for publicly taking on both the establishment in D.C. and personally living under a food stamp budget twice in my life for two months at a time. #SocialSolidarity

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