Bread crumbs are a great basic ingredient to have on hand and many store bought brands are packed with salt and preservatives. Bread crumbs are a handy ingredient to have in your freezer; I use mine for meatballs and salmon patties. I like to have control over my ingredients and this allows me to be able to control the salt and use delicious artisan breads that make great bread crumbs. Trust me, you will never buy another container of bread crumbs from the store again.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut a loaf of artisan bread or other bread of choice into small cubes. Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet. Bake cubes until light brown. Allow to cool and add to a blender or food processor and blend until broken down to semi course bread crumbs. Store bread crumbs in an air tight container in the freezer.