Required : About an ounce of butter.

Two or three tablespoonfuls of crumbs.

Melt the butter in a frying-pan; when it is quite hot shake in the crumbs. Turn them gently about in it with the pan over the fire until they are a bright golden brown. Then drain off the butter, spread the crumbs on a piece of kitchen paper before the fire until they are dry and crisp, and serve them on a lace paper.