Although not backed by science, it’s fair to say food with a crispy coating of breadcrumbs can kick our senses into overdrive and makes just about everything taste better. Used for much more than crispy coatings, standard breadcrumbs are a staple in almost all professional kitchens. However, packaged breadcrumbs contain high levels of corn syrup, sodium, artificial flavors and potential allergens. In today’s world, standard breadcrumbs contain just about everything most consumers are trying to avoid.
The Perfect Alternative to Standard Breadcrumbs
Luckily there is a perfect alternative. Authentic Panko. Nothing brings the “crisp” quite like an Authentic Panko! Panko is a Japanese style breadcrumb that provides a lighter texture and a greater surface coverage than average bread crumbs, without all of the additives and allergens. An authentic panko is made using only traditional ingredients (flour, cane sugar, yeast, salt) no additives, dough conditioner or preservatives. Its simple and clean ingredients are ideal for plant-based, vegan, and also carnivore menu items.
Best of all, an Authentic Panko can be used in any application requiring breadcrumbs. It’s not just for Asian or Japanese foods, it’s the perfect solution to replace standard breadcrumbs in any professional kitchen trying to meet the demands of their health conscience patrons.
From texture to appearance, an Authentic Panko is a mighty little breadcrumb delivering unique results to your menu and creating meals your customers will rave about.
Not All Panko is Authentic Japanese Panko
It might seem crazy, but it’s true, not all Panko brands are Authentic. If you’ve ever experienced a panko that is hard, round and dense, it wasn’t an Authentic Panko. An Authentic Panko is light and delicate with sliver or flaky shaped crumbs which will enhance your menu items by adding a light crispy texture without being oily, heavy or overpowering. An Authentic Panko will highlight your coated protein with a light crispy texture and never have a hard crunchy texture.
If you’re using a Panko and aren’t sure it’s an Authentic Japanese Panko, compare your current Panko to these characteristics.
Authentic Panko will have:
- Large sliver shape crumb (flaky look) – Standard Panko will have round crumbs.
- Light airy texture – Authentic Panko will always be light and delicate. Standard Panko has a hard and dense texture. Touch your current brand of panko, if it feels hard or dense it is not an Authentic Panko.
A change as simple as replacing standard breadcrumbs or a standard Panko with an Authentic Japanese Panko will have a noticeable impact on any menu item requiring breadcrumbs.
Exclusively for Professional Chef and Food Distributors
We invite all professional chefs and food distributors to try a free sample of our Authentic Japanese Panko. Compare and experience the differences first hand.
We guarantee Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko will:
- Taste lighter and crispy.
- Have a delicate crispy texture that stays crispy longer.
- Provides a better yield than standard Panko.
- Deliver a better plate presentation making coating items look bigger but not taste bready.
About Upper Crust Enterprises
Upper Crust Enterprises has been making Authentic Japanese Panko for over 35 years. Our panko is produced in the USA using USA supplied ingredients. The majority of our Panko is sold to Japanese and Asian restaurant chefs worldwide, however, because of our versatility and authentic quality we are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of restaurants, from Italian Bistros to many major chain restaurants.
Upper Crust Enterprises authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are are also available in All Natural formula. All of our Panko is certified GMO Free, vegan, Kosher and Halal.
To learn more and request a sample of an Authentic Panko Visit Upper Crust Enterprises at www.UpperCrustEnt.com