Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs:
2 cups stale bread or 10-12 slices
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, until the bread is crisp and dry. Allow to cool completely, and the break into small pieces. Now, TV hosts always then use a food processor to make bread crumbs. Nice. If you have one. I do not. So, I just throw the very crisp, toasted and cooled off bread into a plastic bag, and then, with my pastry roller, I smush them up into tiny pieces.
Once your bread is crumbs, you can season it to your hearts content. If you are going for the traditional flavor of Italian Bread Crumbs, add the ingredients as above, and store, tightly covered in your refrigerator for about 2 months.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.