Country Lore: Save Your Bread Heels to Make Bread Crumbs

It's easy to make bread crumbs with dried bread heels, so don't throw them away.

bread heels - loaf of bread

After you've used the rest of the loaf for sandwiches, make bread crumbs with the bread heels.

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Most folks choose not to use the two heels on a loaf of bread for their sandwiches. Why not use these bread heels to make bread crumbs? To do so, put the crusts in the blender and process.

Patricia Mitchell
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia