Fried Breadcrumbs with Lemon

traditional partner to game, fried breadcrumbs also make a delicious accompaniment to all sorts of meats. You can leave the pine nuts out of this recipe altogether, or replace them with pecans, walnuts (particularly good with duck) or shelled, unsalted pistachios (great with partridge or pheasant).

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 heaped tbsp fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat, then add all the remaining ingredients and fry gently, stirring, until the breadcrumbs are golden.
  2. Serve as an accompaniment to roast turkey.