If you want to avoid frying on the day of your Thanksgiving meal, simply fry these up to 3 days ahead. Cool completely and transfer to airtight storage containers. Cover and chill. Before serving, warm in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through (160°F). Serve warm.
To Make Toasted Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs:
Toast 4 slices whole wheat bread. Place toasted bread in a clean food processor. Cover and process until fine. Spread on a baking sheet. Bake in the 400°F. oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to an airtight storage container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days.