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Jan 18, 2007 11:53 PM

Leftover hot dog and hamburger buns

What can I do with these? Besides turn them into bread crumbs.

I've used a couple for morning egg sandwiches, but I prefer english muffins rather than soft white buns. So what now? Should I just freeze them until we have burgers again? What about the hot dog buns?

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  1. bread crumbs
    freeze them

    Use them to thicken "cream" soups, stews, spaghetti sauce, tightens up any sauce where you don't want to make a roux.

    Top casseroles, mac 'n cheese, creamed veggies.

    Mix w/melted butter and top soups, veggies, etc.

      1. re: othervoice

        On the bread pudding vein-- strata-- torn up pieces of bread and your favorite frittata combinations, stirred together and baked. A savory bread pudding, mmmm.

      2. I make turkey or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on them to pack in my daughter's lunchbox. She thinks it's a treat.

        1. I freeze them until I serve hamburgers or hot dogs again; a few seconds in the microwave is all they need. Actually, even when I freeze them, they often get eaten up for lunch the next day with pimiento cheese spread inside. Like Junie, I pack school lunchboxes with peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches made with these buns.

          1. Cut into small pieces and toss with salt/pepper and olive oil and make a mess of croutons!

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            1. re: jbyoga

              Yeah that sounds good. I would even add a sprinkle of parmesan...I was going to suggest feeding the birds.