Natural Bread Crumb Topping ... Grandma's Style!

by Tony Pereira August 01, 2015

Natural Bread Crumb Topping ... Grandma's Style!

In times gone by, cheese was expensive in Sicily and so the people found a very creative way to replace the cheese in their pasta, by using natural bread crumbs.

This may be a new concept for us who are used to cheese but give the recipe a try, it's absolutely delicious!

This Recipe is also super simple and it will make you a star in the kitchen.

I am going to show you step-by-step how to make your own natural bread crumbs from scratch, it's the Sicilian way!

Natural Bread Crumb Recipe: 

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Active Cooking Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Toast bread in the oven for approximately 10 minutes
  2. Put in the food processor to make the breadcrumbs but do not grind into a powder.  Peel fresh garlic cloves
  3. Place whole garlic clove in the saucepan
  4. Add breadcrumbs
  5. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  6. Warm on stove at low heat
  7. Saute for about 2 minutes. Constantly stir and turn to prevent mixture from burning. Once toasty & crunchy, it is ready!!
  8. Remove garlic cloves before serving
  9. Sprinkle on your pasta or favorite food as a topping to create a delightfully crunchy texture.

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Watch the video & enjoy!

Tony Pereira
Tony Pereira


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