Recapturing Dried Out Bread
Our frugal forbearers would never have tossed out a loaf just because it was hard as a rock. (I’m not talking about moldy bread, just slices that’ve become a little too chewy.)
Sure, it’s easy to throw stale bread into the trash or feed it to the birds. But in a salute to cooks of old, let’s be more creative.
My mother used stale bread chunks in a dish she simply called stewed tomatoes. The main ingredients were tomatoes (fresh or canned) and bread. I didn’t hang out in the kitchen much as a kid, but I vaguely recall her including onions, garlic, green peppers, and a bit of sugar. (This recipe comes as near to what she made as I can remember.)
Below are seven other delicious uses for stale bread:
Another way to make this classic Italian salad is to tear bread into pieces and mix with diced tomatoes, sliced red onions, and basil leaves. Dress with a mixture of olive oil, red wine vinegar and pinch oil salt.
Pan Con Tomate