Carmine’s Bread Crumbs


Carmine's Celebrates

Published by St. Martins Press

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

There is no place for ordinary bread crumbs in Italian cooking. That’s why we have our own version that we use as breading to top baked pasta dishes and other house specialties—anywhere a soft bread-crumb topping is called for.

About12 cups



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Dietary Considerationhalal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentfood processor

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturegarlicky, savory


  • 1 pound sliced white bread, chopped in a food processor
  • 2¾ cups grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper


  1. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and toss thoroughly to incorporate. These bread crumbs are best used the same day, but will last up to 3 days if refrigerated.


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