What is Panko?
Amity are known for their bestselling and award-winning Panko Breaded Single Wholetail Scampi – as well as their exclusive Panko Queenie Scallops.
But what is Panko exactly? And how is it different from a regular breadcrumb?
Read on to find out more…
What is Panko?
Panko originates from Japan and is a style of breadcrumb traditionally used as a coating for deep-fried foods – such as popular chicken katsu.
It is very common to use Panko in Asian dishes, however in recent years this type of crumb has been adopted more in Western cooking and you’ll see it popping up as the coating of choice in many menus and recipes.
Panko crumbs are made by lightly baking coarse breadcrumbs to give them more ‘crunch’.
What makes Panko different from normal coarse breadcrumbs?
Panko crumbs are made from a crustless white bread that is processed into flakes and then dried. These breadcrumbs area drier and flakier than regular breadcrumbs and therefore absorb less oil.
Because of this Panko produces lighter and crunchier tasting fried food! Delicious!
On its own, it has very little flavour – but it will add great texture when used as a coating for any dish and will give you a mouth watering CRUNCH factor.
When to use Panko over normal Breadcrumbs
Panko and regular coarse bread crumbs can be used interchangeably – its all down to preference! Where a recipe may call for coarse breadcrumbs, simply substitute for the same amount of panko.
Where to Buy
You can now order bags of our delicious panko breadcrumb direct to your door from here.
Looking for more inspiration? Our Brand Ambassador Rebecca’s Cookery has some delicious and easy to follow recipes that are perfect for Amity seafood. Or head to our COOKING page for great tips on how to use your langoustine by Chef and Cookery Writer Charlotte Pike.
Still not sure? Our dedicated crew are here and ready to take your calls and answer your emails. We are passionate about our produce and happy to make recommendations and provide guidance on how to use your Amity catch! Contact us on email@example.com.