Culinary Chronicles

What are Panko Breadcrumbs and how can you use them in your cooking?

Panko Breadcrumbs are a type of flaky breadcrumb. They are widely used in Asian cuisine. The major difference between Panko and other breadcrumbs is that while other breadcrumbs are made using any and all varieties of bread; Panko is made exclusively of crustless white bread. Another significant difference between the two lies in the size of the individual breadcrumb. While other breadcrumbs are processed into a fine, almost powdery consistency, they are individually a lot bigger in comparison. This results in two things, one in them coating individual items like fish, meat or potato cakes more evenly. Second and more importantly, the outcome is a significantly better fry on the items that they coat. Welcome to our guide on ‘Using Panko Breadcrumbs in Versatile Cooking,’ a comprehensive look at how this unique ingredient can elevate your culinary game.

How to use Panko Breadcrumbs in your kitchen

Panko Breadcrumbs are staples in Oriental cuisine. From tempura to fried chicken, items breaded with panko are incredibly flavorsome and crisp. Panko isn’t just meant for meats though, it can be used to coat and fry virtually anything. So let’s explore the possibilities of how to use Panko Breadcrumbs in your kitchen.

The Secrets of Using Panko Breadcrumbs in Fish and Chips

Fish and chips are a staple pub snack. Using panko as the breading agent in your battered fish, will yield a more consistent, golden and crunchy texture. A great way to enable better adhesion of the panko is to use egg in your fish batter. Delicate white fish like basa is probably the best for this preparation.

Crispy Fried Veggies

One of the best ways to get your kids to consume their veggies is to make fritters or crispy fried veggies. Using veggies like bell peppers, ladyfingers, potatoes and others, and coating with panko breadcrumbs and deep frying them. The resultant fritter is light, airy and crunchy without actually losing out on the nutritional value of the veggies.

Why Panko Breadcrumbs Make the Crispiest Fried Chicken

The minute you hear the term fried chicken, your mind wanders to the thought of crispy, crunchy KFC, doesn’t it? Well we’re here to tell you that the same quality of fried chicken can be created in your own kitchen with Meishi Panko Breadcrumbs. Simply create a wet batter using your own favourite herbs and spices, coat it with Panko and fry it to perfection!

A panko crusted cottage cheese steak

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is an amazing meat substitute. Making a panko-crusted cottage cheesesteak is therefore quite straightforward. Using a wet batter with your favorite herbs and spices, then bread the ‘cottage cheese steak’ with panko and fry until golden brown. In order to enhance the flavour you could add parmesan cheese just before frying too!

As a topping in desserts

Panko is such a versatile ingredient that it can even be used in desserts. You heard that right. Utilising panko breadcrumbs in a dessert is quite simple. Add melted butter to panko breadcrumbs, until they are nice and moist. Saute or oven bake until golden brown. Then add to desserts like frozen yogurts, or ice-cream with cinnamon powder and sugar.

Meishi Panko Breadcrumbs are an authentic brand of Panko. Just beginning your journey into discovering Panko breadcrumbs? Wondering where to buy Panko Breadcrumbs? Well, look no further, visit us at www.chenabgourmet.com and begin your journey today!

 

 

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