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Breading

  • How-To

    Make-Ahead Bread

    Make one dough, choose how to shape it, and bake it on your schedule.

  • How-To

    How to Bread a Cutlet

    Whether you're breading chicken, pork, or even vegetables, the same basic steps of flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumbs ensures a crisp, uniform coating. Senior Food Editor and Test Kitchen Manager…

  • Article

    Crush crackers to replace breadcrumbs

    I've found that saltines crushed in a plastic bag with a rolling pan make a great replacement for breadcrumbs. The result is a lighter, crisper crust, especially when breading fish…

  • Article

    All about breadcrumbs

    Breadcrumbs are an amazingly versatile ingredient. They can thicken, add bulk, and bind or they can serve as a crunchy coating or topping (as in Fried Meatloaf). Breadcrumb varieties aren’t…

  • Recipe

    Spicy Fried Chicken

    A spicy yogurt marinade adds some zing to these fried chicken drumsticks, perfect for a picnic or any casual summer meal.

  • Article

    How to make fresh breadcrumbs

    When a recipe calls for fresh breadcrumbs, don't be tempted to use those powdery dry breadcrumbs sold in a can. You can make fresh breadcrumbs quickly and easily in a…

  • Recipe

    Herbed Chicken Breasts with a Crispy Black Olive & Parmigiano Crust

    The olives, Parmigiano, and sun-dried tomatoes give this crust a wonderful savory essence and a healthy dose of salt, too. For this reason, I decrease the amount of salt in…

  • Recipe

    Crispy Orange-Sesame Chicken Breasts

    Marmalade serves as the tangy binder for the delicious sesame coating on these breasts. If you can find black sesame seeds, swap them in for half of the total amount…

  • Recipe

    Crispy Chicken Breasts with Lemon & Capers

    You’ll need to make a double batch of breadcrumbs for this recipe. You might want to use two pans so you can make the two batches at the same time.

  • Recipe

    Crispy Cheddar & Jalapeño Coated Chicken Breasts

    The lively Mexican flavors in in this crispy coating make it a good match for a cold beer.