Using Leftover Hamburg or Hot Dog Buns

Our family doesn’t eat a lot of hamburgers or hot dogs, but when we do, we often find ourselves wondering what to do with the leftover buns. In our local stores, they only come in packages of 8 or more, and if you don’t have a large family, you’re left with half a package of buns. I usually put them in the freezer, but by the time I get around to using them again, they’re never very good. Well, here’s some ideas for using them up.

Grilled cheese sandwiches – Split in half and put a slice of cheese on each half. Put them under the broiler until cheese melts. For added flavor, fry a little bacon, crumble and put on top of cheese before broiling.

Mini-pizzas – Split in half, add pizza sauce and your favorite toppings. Top with cheese and put under the broiler until the cheese melts.

Croutons – Cut into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes. Put in baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. If desired, sprinkle with herbs such as garlic powder or oregano. Bake in 375 degree oven until crisp, stirring occasionally.

Bruschetta – Try this recipe for a quick appetizer. http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/tomato-bruschetta-10000001639494/index.html

Bread Crumbs – Put in paper bag for a few days to firm up, then chop up in food processor or blender.

French Toast – Use instead of bread in your favorite french toast recipe.

Sloppy Joes – Almost everyone likes these.

Sub sandwiches – An easy choice for school lunches.

Meatball or Meatloaf Filler

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  1. I learned a trick from my grandma to use up left over hot dog buns. you save them in the freezer so they are firm. take them out and cut them into slices, like mini bread, spread on a garlic butter mixture ( my favorite is use a stick of softened butter, 1 table spoon of granulated garlic, and a 1/4 of a cup of parmesean cheese) put a pan on med high heat put toasts face down until golden brown, have your oven on 300 place cooked toasts on pan and leave in oven until all are done. let it bake for aprox. 10 min total. you get mini crunchy garlic toasts that even your pickiest eater will love!!! very fun!

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