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Fresh or dry bread crumbs

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When making eggplant rollatini/parmesan or chicken cutlets - do you use fresh or dried bread crumbs? What is the reason? Is there a general rule?

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  1. I would go with fresh for chicken cutlets, my personal perference. It can take up to 4 slices of bread to make 1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs where has you can make the same amount fresh bread crumbs using 2 slices or less.

    1. Always fresh. I think it's silly to buy a box of bread crumbs if you have a loaf of bread and a blender or food processor. Boxed bread crumbs are one of those products created because people will buy it.

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      1. re: neighbor

        dry crumbs - doesn't necesarly mean crumbs from a box at the store. I use day old bread that has dried out and whiz in my food processor.