Panko is a type of Japanese breadcrumb made from a special bread that is baked without a crust. Panko is lighter, less dense, and crispier than traditional breadcrumbs owing to their unique processing method. Panko is an essential ingredient to yield fried foods that are crispy, crunchy, and light without being greasy.
Uses: Use panko as a final coating for battered fried foods to yield an incredibly crisp final product. Mix panko with flavorful liquids to make a panade for truly exceptional meatloafs and meatballs.