Recently the good folks over at Tall Papa reached out and offered to send me some of their breadcrumb products to try - after seeing glowing reviews on I'm a Celiac and lots of delicious-looking Instagram photos on her feed, I was eager to try them for myself!
They not only sent three bags of different breadcrumb flavors - Italian, Cajun and Citrus Lime - they even threw in some of their brand-new croutons, which are so new they're not even on the website yet!
These croutons are amazing - when they go up for sale, I will definitely be investing in another bag. Perfectly seasoned and just a bit buttery, they take a salad from ho-hum to deliciously decadent. I'll be sure to let you guys know when I see them pop up on the site.
OK, enough teasing with the product you can't have yet - on to the breadcrumbs! I loved the fact that they are all seasoned, so you get a lot of extra flavor in your meal with no extra effort.
First, we tried the cajun spice flavor on some pork chops.
We kept it very simple, just used them shake n' bake style by dipping the plain chops into the breadcrumbs and baking them. Flavor was great, not particularly spicy but they did have a little kick. Very enjoyable!
I mixed some in and used some as the outer coating before pan frying. The flavor was great with the salmon, and they fried up nice and golden and gave the salmon cakes a wonderful crispy exterior.
For the Italian flavor, I decided to use them in my mini turkey meatloaves.
Not necessarily the best way to see how they are on their own, but it's one of the things I use breadcrumbs in, and they did work out really well for the texture of the meat, and I loved that cheese and herbs are already mixed in. I can't wait to try them with my gluten-free chicken parmesan recipe!
One of the things I especially liked about the breadcrumbs, aside from the awesome flavors, is the fact that they are packaged in resealable zip top bags inside of the paper packaging, so it's easy to keep them fresh too.
I highly recommend giving the Tall Papa products a try if you're looking for tasty gluten-free breadcrumbs that will give you great results - you can buy them in their online store here.