Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko Bread Crumbs

If you haven’t tried out panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) yet, you should.  Lighter and flakier than traditional bread crumbs, panko can work some serious, crispy magic in the kitchen.

You can interchange panko with traditional bread crumbs in any recipe.  We like Ian’s brand whole wheat panko because it offers a sneaky, whole grain alternative to tradtional white panko.

I have found that panko works best for pan frying, unless you toast the panko beforehand: Add 1 cup of panko to a skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. oil, stir until all the panko is coated with the oil and lightly golden.  Remove from heat and set aside until needed.  If you pre-toast the panko, it will work amazingly well for “oven-fried” recipes and it also adds a nice layer of “toasty” flavor.

Click here for a Panko-Crusted Pork Chops with Yummy Napa Cabbage Salad from Martha Stewart.

Click here for Tyler Florence’s Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe, a bit fussy, but worth the effort; just save it for a weekend.

Happy (crispy) Cooking!

2 Responses to Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko Bread Crumbs

  1. Jim Hodgson January 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Can you please tell me where I can buy whole wheat panko in Saskatoon,Sask.Canada

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