Thrifty Tip: Use The Crumbs!

Thrifty Tip: Use The Crumbs!

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 28, 2009

One of the favorite things around our house, (especially during the summer months) is salsa. We can't get enough and there's always a jar of it in the fridge waiting for a fresh corn chip (thanks to our local grocer) to take a plunge into. But having a constant rotation of chips in our home means...

... that at some point we end up with a batch that's a little soggy or goes stale. Humidity had gotten the best of one of our recent bags, so we did what any penny pinching person would do... put them in a zip top bag and beat the daylights out of them with our rolling pin!

In the photo above we used them to coat our chicken strips before baking. They were a delicious addition to our meal! You can also use them to coat pork or fish and even add them to meatball or meatloaf mixtures, just as you could breadcrumbs. It's a great way to add an extra layer of flavor without spending any extra cash to do so.

Here are a few more ideas for using up leftover tortilla chips or chip crumbs:

What Can I Do With Crushed Tortilla Chips?
What Can I Do With Stale Tortilla Chips?
Using Cinco de Mayo Leftovers: Tortilla-Crusted Dishes

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(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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