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What To Do With Leftover Buns

Now that Independence Day has come and gone, you may find yourself with leftover hot dog buns. Of course, you can always grill more hot dogs, but did you ever think of what else you could do with them? Here are a few creative ways to use your leftover hot dog buns.

Meatball Binder
As an appetizer or with spaghetti, who doesn’t love a good meatball? Your leftover hot dog buns could be a key player when you make your next batch of meatballs. Milk-soaked white bread is often used for binding meatballs so you could use a few buns instead. You can even serve these meatballs in a leftover bun – win-win!

Bread Pudding
This dessert offers an easy way to use stale bread. Luckily, your leftover buns go perfectly in this dessert as well. Cube and toast your hot dog buns in the oven, and then mix them with custard. You can keep it classic or add other ingredients like cherries, chopped figs, or apricots.

Garlic Breadsticks
They already resemble breadsticks, so cut those buns in half, brush them with garlic butter and seasonings of your choice, and pop them in the oven. You can even top them with cheese for a fluffy, cheesy, garlic breadstick.

This Italian dessert is made of lady’s fingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa. Don’t have lady’s fingers? Use your leftover hot dog buns instead!

Homemade Bread Crumbs
You can cut your buns into cubes or tear them into pieces and toss them into the food processor. Process until they are fine crumbs, spread them on a baking sheet and bake them until they are golden and dry. Let them cook, and then place them in an airtight container to refrigerate or freeze. You can add bread crumbs to almost anything – pastas, salads, soups, and more.

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