HOW TO DREDGE ITEMS
To dredge or bread means to coat
something lightly, usually using flour, cornmeal or
breadcrumbs. This technique is used to create a crunchy,
browned surface on foods that will be sauteed or fried. Don't
forget to season your breading to add flavor as well as
To help the coating stick, food is
sometimes first dredged in flour...
...dipped into an egg wash...
and then into the cornmeal or
breadcrumbs. This creates a thicker coating called a breading.