Even in the heat of summer, diners still crave crispy fried foods. Unfortunately, fried foods can be heavy and oily. Not a good fit for summer fare, or anytime really. An easy solution for transforming those heavy fried foods into light and crispy customer favorites is as easy as replacing one very simple ingredient in your pantry.
It’s time to toss the breadcrumbs – Replace those tired old breadcrumbs with Authentic Panko! An Authentic Panko can do everything breadcrumbs do, only better. Authentic Panko lets you create menu items with a lighter, crisper, and less greasy taste than standard breadcrumbs.
Authentic Panko – The Lighter and Crispier Choice
Packaged breadcrumbs contain high levels of corn syrup, sodium, and artificial flavors, not to mention potential allergens. In today’s dining world, standard breadcrumbs contain just about everything most consumers are trying to avoid.
The better choice (any time of the year!) is an Authentic Panko. Authentic Panko is the perfect solution for replacing your standard breadcrumbs. 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, or any menu items.
The popularity of Panko has greatly increased in the past several years and is fast becoming a favorite staple in western culture due to its incredible versatility and superior performance. From texture to appearance, Authentic Panko is a powerful little breadcrumb delivering unique results to any menu.
One Ingredient a Wealth of Applications
Coating: The most popular use for Panko is as a coating for fried foods, perfect for both oven and deep-fried. The texture of an Authentic Panko is light, airy, and delicate, absorbs less oil, and provides a better crispy texture than standard breadcrumbs.
Mix-in: Panko is ideal as a mix-in for meatballs, vegetable fritters, or anything else that needs a binder. Authentic Panko is a superior choice to breadcrumbs because of the delicate texture it adds without added flavors. Authentic Panko breadcrumbs are flavor neutral and will never add a bready flavor so the flavor of your protein, vegetables, and spices come through clean.
Top Coating: The light and delicate texture of Authentic Panko is perfect for top coatings, adding a perfect crisp that isn’t heavy or oily. From au gratins to cobblers, the texture results in a perfectly delicious light and crispy topping.
Authentic Panko is strong enough to hold up to a deep fryer, delicate enough to grace the top of desserts, and bold enough to add texture to any menu item, from sweet to savory.
Not All Panko is Authentic Japanese Panko
Choosing the right Panko brand is important because 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 a 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.