5 Tbsp. butter
1 cup breadcrumbs, preferably fresh
• In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook, whisking frequently. The butter will foam, then subside. Watch carefully as brown specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan, so it doesn’t burn. When the specks are amber brown and the butter has a nutty aroma, about 4 minutes, remove from heat and pour into a bowl to let cool.
• Add the breadcrumbs, stir to combine and return to the saucepan over medium-low heat. Stirring frequently to prevent burning, cook until the crumbs crisp and darken slightly. Remove from heat and let cool.