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Old 04-20-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Where can I find Panko?

I have so many recipes I want to try using Panko... but my huge market doesn't seem to carry it. Has anyone had trouble finding Panko in their market/neighborhood? Yep, I've looked in the breadcrumb dept and ethnic foods - no luck.

Guessing I could grind up breadcrumbs very fine - but anyone know what the actual ingredients are?

Maybe there's a recipe for Panko I can make at home? Ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-20-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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Grinding up breadcrumbs fine would not work as panko breadcrumbs are large and chunky. If you can't find them in your local markets then try ordering them online. There are a million places that sell them online and they are very inexpensive so nothing to lose
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Forgot to say that I read somewhere a long time ago about how they make panko. I do not remember the specifics and I am actually not sure how accurate it really was, but I remember something about a large sheet of very hot metal (red hot or white hot maybe_. The bread dough was thrown onto the hot metal and when it hit it cooked instantly and them violently was thrown off the metal again causing it to break into crumbs. I honestly do not know how accurate or inaccurate this is, but it sounded neat at the time.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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Thanks GB. Always understood Panko to be very fine breadcrumbs, not chunky, and adheres very easily to whatever. Would like to know what other ingreds go into it. Anyone have a recipe?

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Old 04-20-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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Mish, I've seen panko in natural foods stores such as General Nutrition Center.
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Think of panko similar to kosher salt. They are large pieces (compared to other breadcrumbs), but because of their shape they stick to food very well.

There are no other ingredients that go into panko they are just breadcrumbs with nothing added.
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Here is a page that will give you some info. Panko is third from the bottom.
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Mish, I've seen panko in natural foods stores such as General Nutrition Center.
Thanks amber. Surprised... it's such a commonly used ingredient, I would think the market would carry it. May have to make a trip over there, & stock up. Thank you
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Here is a page that will give you some info. Panko is third from the bottom.
Very cool, GB. Hmm, potato flakes, matzo or rice cakes & herbs...that gives me some new ideas. Thank you. Much appreciated!
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