Hello Dear Reader,
We make our own bread. I prefer wholemeal as it keeps longer. I slice it by hand, put it in freezer bags in the fridge and DB and #1 Son, just grab a slice when they want toast or a sandwich. I’ll make a loaf tonight for the weekend. I took the three slices which I had left and blitzed them in the food processor.
Here’s the finished result, home made wholemeal bread crumbs. I made our usual Friday version, which always comes out in one way or another, of Fish and Chips. I defrosted the Tesco Value ‘white fish’ which is actually Pollock and patted it dry. I then coated it in flour, then dipped it into beaten egg until covered and then into the bread crumbs; patting it down until it was evenly coated on both side.
I like to set up my ‘production line’. I do this after making home made ‘oven chips’, where I peel and chip potatoes, then I stir through two table spoons of olive oil, along with thyme, garlic powder, some smoked paprika and salt. I give the oven chips a 30 minute head start to the fish, which only requires 20 minutes. Again, as I so often say, these are the timings for my crappy old oven, which has given up being hot enough years ago, your oven may differ greatly. I then place the breaded fish on a baking tray and bake on a high setting for 15 minutes….ish! May be longer?
Here’s the result, breaded pollock, with homemade chips and minted peas. Total cost under £1 a head! The bread crumbs I didn’t use will go on the bird table.
So Dear Reader, what do you do to use up old bread?
Love Froogs xxxxx