Another half-empty bag of crisps and crumbs…
I enjoy crunchy snacks; but, when I open the plastic pillow packets much of the contents has settled leaving half of the bag empty. It's filled with a gas, I am told, to preserve the stuff.
It helps prevent the bag being crushed on the shelf.
I don't think so.
I can't control what happens before the bags are put on store shelves.
Perhaps, I could be more careful when I pick the bag off the store shelf; although, the gas-filled plastic bag makes it difficult to judge the condition of the chips/crisps, rounds, etc. inside.
So, I usually get two bags.
For snacking, I slide the little edible plates into a bowl for easy access.
The small shards collect in the bottom of the bowl—Good ol' gravity.
Small bits are not great for dips and hors d'oeuvres; BUT, I discovered that stuff is great for cooking, though. I found recipes that make good use of bread crumbs, crushed potato chips/crisps(BR), tortilla (corn) crumbs, etc. as breading and casserole filler.
That both the snack form (whole) and baking form (crumbs) arrive in the same package at the same time brings me here in search of a hack. I want a way to keep whole chips/crisps/rounds for serving in a bowl and separate those from the broken bits for cooking which I store in the pantry.
I have tried using an Acme™ Safety grater as a sieve over the bowl; but, it's not as efficient as I'd like.
Q: What's the best* way to separate/remove the crumbs from the whole bag of crunchy snacks?
I wanna keep "finger-food" separate from non-fingered "ingredients."
* with the minimum amount of handling—It's food after all.