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Croutons? Tortilla Chips?

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Being gluten free can really make me appreciate the little things in the world of food. Like croutons.

Normally, I cut up my GF bread into cubes (and sometimes add just a tiny bit of butter) and toast them in the toaster oven for a few minutes.

Tonight, I had a chicken caesar salad for dinner. I wanted to make some sort of crouton, but it was late, people were hungry, and I was almost out of my GF bread anyway. However, there was one tortilla left in the fridge that would go to waste if it wasn’t used soon. So I thought, what the heck. I tore it into pieces, stuck them in the toaster, and cooked them for a couple of minutes (2-3 minutes on low heat). They quickly browned (slightly, not so much that they had a burnt taste) and were delicious. Being made of delicate tortilla, I of course couldn’t spear them with my fork, but I had no problem scooping them up to enjoy with my now-complete salad.

After doing this, I thought that this would be a quick and easy way to actually make tortilla chips. Just add a little salt and maybe some oil or butter or something (I don’t really know) and voila!

Rice Chex Bread Crumbs?

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I have recently been looking into good gluten free bread crumbs. My first option was glutino, only because that was the only kind I knew of. My second idea was to crumble a piece of my GF bread loaf, which did not exactly appeal to me either. I searched the web hoping for a simple solution. And boy did I luck out.

About half of what I read had the same suggestion: Rice Chex cereal. And guess what? That just so happens to be the cereal I use anyway. It is quite simple…put Rice Chex in a zipblock bag and cruch with a rolling pin (or really any solid, smooth, round surface, like a cup).

So, if you need a breading substitution, I recomend this. It is easy and cheaper than buying actual GF bread crumbs. I have yet to try this, but I am almost 100% certain it will be satisfactory, since the cereal is great and it can be crushed incredibly fine. One recipe I’ve really been wanting to try id GF mozzarella sticks, so I will try the Rice Chex crumbs with that and see how it goes! I can’t wait to update!