Ah, the joys of that which is breaded and deep-fried. Someday, your child will look up from his or her homemade chicken tender (yes, you made it) and ask you where breadcrumbs come from. This is a day you must prepare for.

“Well, sweetie/champ, it’s actually quite simple. When a daddy loves deep-fried food, he goes to Food Republic and types ‘breadcrumbs’ into the search bar. With lots of dedication and love, a how-to on making breadcrumbs comes up and he’s able to make yummy chicken tenders for you all by himself.”

There you have it — with no gritty details, an answer to a question we’ve all asked before. Here’s what you’ll need to make about 2 1/2 cups of fresh breadcrumbs.

  • 1 loaf crusty Italian or French bread
  • A food processor