TIP OF THE DAY: Panko Breadcrumbs

Panko Crusted Salmon with Ponzu. The recipe couldn’t be easier. Photo courtesy Kikkoman.   Ever since we discovered them at Japanese restaurants, our breadcrumb of choice has been panko, the crispy bread crumb used in tempura, tonkatsu and crunchy sushi rolls, among other recipes. They’re crunchier and more flavorful than conventional bread crumbs. What Is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Panko, Japanese Bread Crumbs

We no longer use American bread crumbs. For several years, our crumb of choice is panko, the crispy bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine (think tonkatsu and crunchy sushi rolls). They’re actually “bread flakes” rather than bread crumbs. Panko is made in small flakes, not ground into crumbs like traditional bread crumbs. The flakes provide…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pasta & Breadcrumbs

For crunch, toss breadcrumbs on your pasta. Photo © Monkey Business | Fotolia In southern Italy, toasted breadcrumbs, instead of grated cheese, are often sprinkled over pasta. You don’t even need a sauce for this authentic recipe—just toss the pasta in extra virgin olive oil. The custom survives in the U.S. largely as macaroni and…
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