Fried Bread Crumbs

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by nyc2ncmama

This is a MUST on top of my Sunday Sauce! Try this instead of plain old parmesan cheese! It's my great, great grandmother's recipe from Sicily!

Top Review by Claudia R.

Thanx for posting this. I'm glad I found it. I wondered how this was made. My grandmother wasn't Sicilian, but her parents were southern Italian immigrants & she had many Sicilian friends. She passed away in 1968. She made bread with a 5lb. sack flour every Monday & I believe she'd grate her own bread for this. (We didn't have seasoned Italian breadcrumbs available to purchase at the store when I was a child.) I loved it. I remember she'd usually serve a wide flat pasta for this. I'll need to look that up too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Just a heads up-this takes a lot of attention or it will burn!
  2. Preheat frying pan (medium heat). Mix all the ingredients together. Coat the entire pan with the oil. Add the bread crumb mixture and toss to absorb all of the oil. Keep tossing the bread crumbs evenly so they do not burn. Remove from the pan once they are a deep, golden color of tasty goodness!
  3. Top off your bowl of spaghetti with this and you'll never want it any other way!

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