One-fourth of a cup of dry bread crumbs is equal to one slice of bread. One-third cup of fresh bread crumbs is equal to a single slice of bread.
Bread crumbs are used in a variety of recipes. The use of bread crumbs or panko crumbs provides a crisp and golden crust to fried foods.
Stale bread can be used to create homemade crumbs. The slices are cooked at 200 degrees F until dry and then diced when cool.
Bread crumbs can be seasoned with onion and garlic powder or with lemon zest. When in air-tight containers, the bread crumbs have a shelf life of 7 to 14 days.