Bread Crust Karinto Snacks

Following the Japanese virtue of "Mottainai", we do not waste any part of the bread. This is a classic homemade snack in Japan.

Bread Crust Karinto Snacks
Photographed by Takeshi Noguchi


Recipe by
Yoko Kosuge

Easy

Desserts

Healthy

Quick

25kcal

10minutes

Calorie count is for a piece
Excludes time spent drying.

Ingredients (Makes 20)

  • 5 slices' worth crusts from white bread (relatively thin-sliced bread)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Oil for deep-frying, as needed

Directions

1

Spread out the bread crusts on a strainer or other surface and let sit for half a day to dry out.

2

Heat oil for deep-frying to 180 °C, then deep-fry the bread crusts for 3 min, until golden brown.

Advice

Lifting the bread crusts out of the oil occasionally with cooking chopsticks to expose them to the air will give you a crunchier finished result.

3

Transfer the fried bread crusts to a paper towel to drain out excess oil. Place the fried bread crusts into a food storage bag with the granulated sugar, and gently shake to coat.