7 Snacks You Can Turn into Crispy, Crunchy 'Breadcrumb' Toppings
Pick a chip, any chip. Seriously – whatever you have on hand, crush 'em up and you've got a crispy, salty coating. Exhibit A: These Dorito-crusted chicken tenders.
Just like chips, crushed crackers give a special kind of crunch that can also provide an extra punch of flavor. In this recipe, the buttery Ritz crackers provide the perfect textural balance to the creamy, spicy mac 'n' cheese.
Pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts – whatever you like. In this recipe, an herbed pecan crust stands up beautifully to the hearty salmon, and a bright and sweet honey-lemon glaze is the perfect finish.
Have cereal that’s gone a little stale? Don’t toss it out! If you crush it up and use it as a breading, no one will ever be the wiser. Try this recipe for Cornflake-Crusted French Toast Sticks.
Another breakfast food transformation! Use good old-fashioned oats as a binder instead of the usual breadcrumbs, like with these turkey meatballs.
Not just for salads anymore, this trendy seed can also turn into a crunchy coating. Get this recipe for Quinoa-Crusted Onion Rings.
INSTANT MASHED POTATO FLAKES
While they don't necessarily make for the best mashed potatoes, the boxed stuff does serve a purpose. It can get crispy and delicious in that "deep-fried-potato" kind of way, giving the ideal crust to dishes like this halibut.