Since so many seem to still be unaware of Panko bread crumbs I thought it was absolutely necessary that we talk about Panko, what it is, and why I adore it.
Panko is a Japanese style bread crumb that is made with only the white part of the bread, unlike regular bread crumbs that use the crust too. These bread crumbs are a coarser crumb than the other and are great for fried foods, but baking with them is fantastic too.
Panko absorbs less oil and creates a crunchier breading and stays crunchy longer.
Love, love Panko. I RARELY use any other bread crumb.