Ingredients

1 1/2 lb. plain Italian bread crumbs
3-4 cloves chopped fine garlic cloves
1 packet of Good Seasons dressing mix
1 ½ cups of grated cheese (I use either pecorino Romano, or Parmesan)
½ cup finely chopped parsley
2 handfuls of Progresso fixed Italian bread crumbs

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl
2. Store in air-tight container in freezer

Recipe courtesy of Felicia Mohan, Gloucester, MA, 2010

You may have heard that one of the enduring culinary traditions within Gloucester's Italian community is the Mudica Conzata, or Italian seasoned breadcrumbs.

Originally the recipe came from Sicily and perhaps no two people make them exactly the same.

Felicia Mohan of Gloucester learned how to cook by helping her Grandmother at a very young age; in fact she was so young she had to stand on a chair. The Mudica breadcrumbs are used in many traditional dishes but one dish that many people recall more so than others is Mudica Steak.

Felicia, who was named after her grandmother, assures that her Grandma Felicia's Mudica Conzata and her other culinary traditions will be around for many more years to come.

Mudica Bread Crumbs
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