9 Crust Ideas that are Better than Breadcrumbs - Rachael Ray Every Day

9 Crust Ideas that are Better than Breadcrumbs

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We sure love us some buttery, toasty breadcrumbs sprinkled on mac and cheeseand casseroles, but once in a while we like to change things up. Try these fun, unexpected ingredients for breading, topping and even making a crust. The best part is you probably have most of the ingredients at home!

Nuts

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They're not just for snack time! Try pistachios on chicken, pumpkin seeds on pork chops or almonds on white flaky fish.

Potatoes

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Shred potatoes finely then squeeze out any remaining water for a super-crunchy crust on pork cutlets or chicken breast.

Snack Foods

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Grind up pretzels for chicken tenders, rice crackers for tuna steaks or tortillas for quiche or pork.

Sweet Things!

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Granola makes a great base for a sweet-and-savory tart, or try coconut to add a tropical twist to any protein.

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