Sunday, December 19, 2010

Panko Breadcrumbs

Panko or Panko breadcrumbs or Japanese breadcrumbs are light and crispy.  Originally found in Japan they are now used in many cuisines.  (Many places use them in tempura cooking.) Panko crumbs are larger than traditional crumbs.  They are made from bread with the crusts removed and this gives it a very pale color.  Due to the size of the crumb, they stay crunchy, rather than getting soggy like the finer crumb.  Panko adds a very interesting texture to foods. Panko crumbs can be used in place of traditional breadcrumbs.
Sprinkle on top of macaroni and cheese, use in breading chicken or eggplant.  Very delicious.

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