I love a fresh baguette. My old grocery store, Fairway, had the best ones that were sometimes still warm from the oven. The only problem is, unless I have a couple people to share it with, the bread usually ends up going stale after a couple days. You can toast it the next day and still get some life from it but by day three, it’s as hard as a rock. The solution: breadcrumbs.
Breadcrumbs add great texture to a lot of dishes like pasta or roasted veggies and homemade ones are so much cheaper than buying them at the store. Just add stale bread to a food processor and toast the breadcrumbs with any seasoning you like. I usually use olive oil and thyme.
1 Leftover Baguette
1. Cut bread into roughly 1 in. pieces.(If the bread is still a little soft, you can toast it in the oven for a few minutes to make it really crispy.)
2. Pulse in the food processor until the bread is broken up and resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Heat olive oil and thyme in a pan and add breadcrumbs.
4. Toast in the pan, stirring frequently, for approx. 5-7 minutes until golden and crispy.