7 Ways to Turn Yesterday’s Stale Bread Into Tonight’s Dinner

September 30, 2015

Day-old bread makes the best French toast and stuffing—the slightly dried-out texture keeps the bread from becoming a soggy mess, no matter how hefty your custard or sauce. But did you know day-old bread also happens to make a killer (if untraditional) take on the Southern classic, shrimp and grits? Stew stale bread cubes with stock, dried chiles, tomato paste, and aromatics, and watch them take on the creamy consistency of grits as they absorb all that flavorful liquid. Top it all with some gently poached shrimp and you’ve just turned leftovers into one genius dinner.

Chef George Mendes,…