Sacla’ Pangrattato (Breadcrumbs)

Sacla PangrattatoItalian and chinese tend to be my meals of choice, my all-time favourite being a very simple Macaroni Cheese and its a dish that I love to cook – well lets face it, it’s not exactly difficult is it!  But there is one vital ingredient that I always have to have on my Macaroni Cheese and that’s breadcrumbs.

When I was younger my Mum used to make me Macaroni Cheese with cheese and breadcrumbs on the top and I just loved the crunchy topping so its a tradition I have carried on into my own kitchen.  Personally I have always just grated a piece of bread, if I’m honest I didn’t realise that you could actually buy breadcrumbs until about a year ago when I was searching for gravy granules.

I was recently sent the new Sacla’ Fiery Chilli Crunch and Garlic & Herb Crunch to review and they have gone down a storm in our house.  Hubby particularly likes the Fiery Chilli as he prefers a bit of a kick to his meals, whereas I prefer the Garlic & Herb, so this is great because we can have the same meals tailored to our individual tastes.  The Garlic & Herb makes a perfect topping for a scrummy fish pie or cauliflower cheese and Hubby made some really scrumptious stuffed mushrooms with mozzarella and fiery chilli on top.

Sacla Pangrattato Top ten ways with Pangrattato

  1. Shower your favourite cooked pasta with Pangrattato or mix with Parmesan if you prefer.
  2. Top cauliflower cheese and grill for a few moments before tucking in.
  3. Shake over stuffed flat mushrooms just before serving.
  4. Treat roasted vegetables to a sprinkling of Pangrattato a few minutes before you take them out of the oven.
  5. Layer salmon fillets with Sacla’ Pesto and sprinkle with Pangrattato before baking.
  6. Sprinkle on top of fish or shepherd’s pie before baking for a delicious crunchy topping.
  7. Add crunch to a green salad in place of croutons.
  8. Shower over pasta bakes such as macaroni cheese just before serving or baking.
  9. Sprinkle over stuffed aubergines with a handful of cheese and grill for a few minutes.
  10. Use instead of breadcrumbs to make fish or chicken goujons.

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