Fried Bread Crumb Topping for Vegetables

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Total Time
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5 mins

This topping always reminds me of holidays at Grandma's. The only vegetable I ate as a kid was corn, but I hear Grandma used this topping on most of her vegetables. It really makes veggies just a little more special. I tend to only make it on holidays myself. I've never known anyone who's heard of bread crumb topping which is why I'm posting it. My aunt found the recipe in a Scottish cookbook and was even served vegetables with crumbs while on vacation in Scotland. Grandma was of German descent so I don't know how or why she started making vegetables this way. :) Homemade dried bread crumbs are the best, but I've used plain packaged kinds also.

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  • 4 ounces loosely packed dried breadcrumbs
  • 3 -4 tablespoons butter


  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. Watch carefully for butter to turn brown.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add breadcrumbs and stir until well blended.
  5. Sprinkle over cooked, drained vegetables.