Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Recently discovered Panko




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LLV
02-15-2008, 12:50 PM
Wonderful stuff! I can make oven-baked zucchini or eggplant slices that come out super crispy. But so far that's all I've done with it.

Can you guys give me ideas of what you like to do with yours?

:D


Glory87
02-15-2008, 12:51 PM
I love it too! I've used it to bread chicken, but I love your zucchini idea! Do you have a recipe to share?

nelie
02-15-2008, 01:16 PM
I've had it sitting in my pantry for months but haven't used it yet. I have some recipes with it that I have yet to try. I like that Panko has so few ingredients versus bread crumbs.


baffled111
02-15-2008, 01:59 PM
I love panko. It's so very delicious, and much crunchier than breadcrumbs (at least, breadcrumbs without scads of oil). I use it on zucchini, chicken, calamari steaks, etc, etc. It feels very decadent without being all that terrible.

Manick
02-15-2008, 02:54 PM
Love the stuff! Chicken breast strips I dredge in dijon mustard and sometimes curry powder too, or hot spices, and roll it in panko crumbs, bake at 425 till crispy.

I've done fish, mushrooms, vegetables, all sorts of stuff. It will stick very well to the base ingredient with low fat "stickers" egg beaters, mustard, low fat mayo, etc. and you can really spice it up too.:cool:

LLV
02-15-2008, 04:02 PM
I love it too! I've used it to bread chicken, but I love your zucchini idea! Do you have a recipe to share?

Well, it's not really a recipe, but I'd be happy to tell you what I do with both eggplant and zucchini........

I slice the eggplant or zucchini into 1/4 t0 1/2" slices, depending on how thick I want it. Then I dip the slices in egg white. Then I dip them into a mixture of Panko, parmesan cheese and basil (or whatever spices I'm in the mood for at the time). Then I lay the slices onto a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and stick them in the oven at about 400 degrees. I leave them in there until the slices become browned, then I flip them and stick them back in and get the other side browned as well.

Delicious and crunchier than bread crumbs.

LLV
02-15-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks for everyone else's ideas as well!

jtammy
02-15-2008, 06:19 PM
Would anyone mind posting the nutritionals? I think I saw this in Kroger a couple of weeks ago, but at the time I had no idea what to do with it. I just remembered seeing a recipe with it earlier and thought it interesting that I was seeing it in the store for the first time.

baffled111
02-15-2008, 06:56 PM
i have the Kikkoman brand here right now. 1/2 cup has 110 cals, .5g fat, 3g protein. But I've never eaten a 1/2 cup. That would be an awful lot.

LLV, I do the panko/parmesan zucchini chips too. Yummy!

Glory87
02-15-2008, 07:11 PM
I am so making the zucchini chips this weekend - we are going to have burgers and that sounds like an awesome side dish.

xtrisaratops
02-16-2008, 04:25 AM
Panko-crusted salmon is one of my FAVORITE salmon dishes ever. SO YUMMY!

All I do is dredge a salmon steak through a mixture of sweet/hot mustard and some low-sodium teriyaki, and then dredge again through a mixture of panko, dried thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add a little red pepper flake to it, but that's totally optional and could easily be left out if you aren't a fan of spicy foods.

I usually roast mine in the oven for about 12 minutes. Throw together a light salad and voila!

Also, if you enjoy scallops, they're SO good just rolled through some panko and then quickly sauteed in some olive oil.

Glory87
02-16-2008, 03:14 PM
Oooh scallops and panko. Yum! I'm going to do that.

xtrisaratops
02-17-2008, 01:40 AM
If you're a seafood fan, shrimp very lightly coated with panko and then grilled is so yummy.

My mom and I really love bell peppers, and one thing we often do is cut bell peppers into wide strips, roll them through a very shallow layer of buttermilk, then roll through a mixture of panko and Parmesan cheese. They're SO good baked!

Glory87
02-20-2008, 04:57 PM
I made the panko-breaded zucchini on Saturday night - they were DELISH. They tasted a lot like onion rings (although to be fair, it's been a long time since I've had an actual onion ring) and I dipped them in ketchup. Mmmm crunchy goodness. I found whole wheat panko and everything!

PJS145
02-20-2008, 04:59 PM
Just discovered this myself! I used it the other night on some lean pork chops I had-delicious!

cbmare
02-20-2008, 08:01 PM
I've used them for years. My late DH introduced me to Japanese food and Panko. The aroma is much better than bread crumbs. They are so nice and crunchy.

I'm going to try the zukes.

jtammy
02-25-2008, 10:55 PM
Yum! I tried it on zucchini slices tonight. It was wonderful, so light and crispy. Thanks for the suggestions.

LLV
02-29-2008, 10:14 AM
BIGTIME seafood fan here and I'll tell you what's really yummy - 'bathe' raw shrimp in Egg Beaters, then roll in a mixture of panko and shredded coconut. Then bake in the oven till crispy and shrimp is cooked through.

Super crunchy-sweet shrimp. In fact I think I'll do some of that today for lunch.

Leenie
02-29-2008, 11:00 AM
:write: Leenie on hunt for Panko ............ thanks :)

jtammy
02-29-2008, 02:46 PM
Oh yum! I would have never thought about adding the coconut. That sounds heavenly!

friendlykat4u
02-29-2008, 11:00 PM
I gotta get me some panko! :D I had purchased some at the bulk section of Whole Foods, but I never used them and ended up throwing them away (they went rancid on me).

I have to try the peppers and the zucchini! :drool:

Hoopla
03-02-2008, 01:55 PM
How have I never heard of these magical bread crumbs?

I must get some!

AndLy
03-04-2008, 12:14 PM
Glory, where did you find the whole wheat panko?? I didn't know they made whole wheat, I can't wait to get that !

Leenie
03-04-2008, 12:47 PM
They make honey panko too. I tried it expecting a slight sweet taste... actually it had no taste haaaaaaaaa !!!

I need to experiment with this stuff... needs spices for sure.

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Glory87
03-04-2008, 01:01 PM
Glory, where did you find the whole wheat panko?? I didn't know they made whole wheat, I can't wait to get that !

It was just at my regular, not fabulous, low-rent, local grocery store. You can also order the brand I bought from Amazon -

http://www.amazon.com/Ians-Whole-Wheat-Breadcrumb-Ounces/dp/B000FMVOLW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1204650086&sr=8-1

LLV
03-04-2008, 02:14 PM
Oh yum! I would have never thought about adding the coconut. That sounds heavenly!

It's absolutely delicious. I love coconut shrimp, but avoid ordering it in restaurants because it's usually deep-fried. So I make my own at home :)

Baskgal
03-04-2008, 03:05 PM
Where about in the grocery store do you find it?

Glory87
03-04-2008, 03:06 PM
It's with the breadcrumbs.

Baskgal
03-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Thanks! I'm going to give it a try.

gailr42
03-04-2008, 06:13 PM
I bought some Panko a while back, but all I have done so far is admire it on my shelf.:lol:. I love salmon and scallops, so I will try that as well as the zucchini. Thanks for the info.

zenor77
03-04-2008, 07:31 PM
I gotta get me some panko! :D I had purchased some at the bulk section of Whole Foods, but I never used them and ended up throwing them away (they went rancid on me).

I have to try the peppers and the zucchini! :drool:

You can store them in the freezer and either thaw them or use frozen. I use them frozen straight out of the freezer and have never had any problems. The first time I bought them, I found the ww ones on a soon to expire sales rack. That's why I originally threw them in the freezer.

LLV
03-05-2008, 08:05 PM
Where about in the grocery store do you find it?

I personally found it in the "oriental foods" section of Kroger.

Baskgal
03-05-2008, 08:37 PM
I figure I will look in the bread crumb aisle and if I don't have any luck there, I would hit the ethnic food aisle. It's gotta be somewhere!! That will be my grocery store adventure for next week. There is always something I am running around looking for at the last minute!

Gela
03-08-2008, 01:14 PM
I am totally trying this! I happen to be making oven fried chicken tonight and will try this instead of corn flakes.

cbmare
03-10-2008, 02:55 PM
I love tempura but avoid it because it is breaded and fried. I'm now thinking that I'm going to get my tempura fix by using my Eggbeaters, panko and baking. Since boobalah is out of town for a few days, I'm getting my seafood fix in for myself.

I can't wait for dinner tonight!

Darkblue
03-11-2008, 12:42 AM
I can't find Panko here anywhere, not in ethnic foods, asian foods, breadcrumbs, or baking. Bah. I did want to try it!

Glory87
03-11-2008, 01:04 AM
You can order it from Amazon.

gailr42
03-12-2008, 12:17 AM
I found my Panko in a large, independent grocery store that carries a lot of ethnic foods. I finally opened my little package today.

I made boneless, skinless chicken breast stuffed with apricot, almonds and a bit of goat cheese. I egged it, Panko-ed it, and grilled it. The panko was really nice and cripy and stuck so nicely to the chicken breast. Makes the whole deal much easier than with other crumbs and I used a very small amount.

cbmare
03-12-2008, 02:21 AM
I made my tempura. I was looking for the brown to start on top. It doesn't. I overcooked my zukes. However, they were good.

The scallops were fantastic!

Leenie
03-15-2008, 10:23 AM
I can't find Panko here anywhere, not in ethnic foods, asian foods, breadcrumbs, or baking. Bah. I did want to try it!

I got mine in an asian grocery store... it was not by the bread crumbs, I forget which section I found it in. Ask the people who work there if its in another section of the store. Strange I know.... the bread crumb section is the first place any one would look.

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nelie
03-15-2008, 12:37 PM
One of my grocery stores carries Panko near their baking chocolate. They also have it in their 'specialty' food section.

I remember seeing it at the asian grocery store too but can't remember where. Whole Foods carries it but again I think it was somewhere other than near other bread crumbs.

Gela
03-16-2008, 12:42 PM
I looked at all my local grocers (I'm in Arizona) and couldn't find it. Maybe I'll try whole foods next.

Darkblue
03-20-2008, 11:43 PM
On an out-of-state trip I found a Trader Joe's store, and found Panko. Now...what do I do with it?

Glory87
03-21-2008, 11:36 AM
I use it like a breading. So far, I've used it for chicken parmesan and zucchini. It's crunchier than bread crumbs and has an interesting texture.

mayness
03-22-2008, 01:43 PM
I never thought of baking with panko... I'm gonna have to pick some of that up soon! Seriously, you guys have me so excited here, lol.

My husband loves fried fish (I could never stand it, fish is oily enough!) but I bet he'd like it baked with panko, too. Although the eggplant sounds excellent as well... I could make an "eggplant parmesan" type thing... yum.

I'm making a trip to the local natural foods store on Monday (for lip gloss, of all things) so I'll see if they have the whole-wheat kind. That would be great!

Sweetcaroline
03-24-2008, 09:05 PM
After reading this thread the other day I ran out for this 'gold' and found only Progresso brand of Panko, bought it just to try... OMG... i made oven baked chix tenders for Caesar salad. I made a mix of egg, dijon mustard and parm cheese, dusted chix in flour, dredge in egg mix, then into that PANKO... covered both sides.. baked for 10 and turned for another 10 (tenders).. added chix to salad ...~heaven~