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Panko Bread Crumbs

by Karen/NoCA » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Which do you prefer? I have been using Ian's from one of our local heath food stores. Ingredients are unbleached wheat flour, evaporated can juice, yeast, sea salt. I was out today and conveniently stopped by our local supermarket only find they carried one brand. When I got home I was surprised by the ingredients...bleached wheat flour, dextrose, shortening,palm oil, yeast and salt. I looked on-line at Amazon and found a few more brands. People seem to like Ian's and Kikkoman. I never knew there were so many....what do you look for in your Panko and which brand do you have the best results with?
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Re: Panko Break Crumbs

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:58 pm

Well now you have me thinking, Karen. I've always just bought whatever a given store carried. It hadn't occurred to me that there might be some differences between them. I'll be interested to hear what others have to say on this.
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by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:35 pm

Ditto. Never knew they varied.
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Re: Panko Break Crumbs

by Dale Williams » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:45 pm

Evaporated can juice? If you mean cane juice, that's a con man term for sugar.

We usually get Shirakiku, a Japanese brand, but just because that's what HMart and local Japanese grocery both carry (we have some regular and some honey panko). The only time I remember ever "noticing" panko being different because of brand was one time when I got Progresso which seemed less flaky than most panko.
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Re: Panko Break Crumbs

by Karen/NoCA » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:27 am

Dale Williams wrote:Evaporated can juice? If you mean cane juice, that's a con man term for sugar.

We usually get Shirakiku, a Japanese brand, but just because that's what HMart and local Japanese grocery both carry (we have some regular and some honey panko). The only time I remember ever "noticing" panko being different because of brand was one time when I got Progresso which seemed less flaky than most panko.

Yes, a typo, I meant cane juice
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Re: Panko Break Crumbs

by Bob Sisak » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:56 pm

I've used probably 6 different panko crumbs over the years, but the one I'm liking now are the ones I get from King Arthur Flour.
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Re: Panko Break Crumbs

by Karen/NoCA » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:16 pm

Bob Sisak wrote:I've used probably 6 different panko crumbs over the years, but the one I'm liking now are the ones I get from King Arthur Flour.

thanks, will check those out.
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Re: Panko Break Crumbs

by Fred Sipe » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:40 am

Bob Sisak wrote:I've used probably 6 different panko crumbs over the years, but the one I'm liking now are the ones I get from King Arthur Flour.


We don't have any at the moment but I know the brand we like best comes in a black bag. Googled the King Arthur and darned if that's not it! Good stuff.

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Re: Panko Bread Crumbs

by Jenise » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:24 pm

Didn't know King Arthur had a panko brand!

But what I like comes in a blue and pink bag from an Asian store. Don't even know the name, which might not even be in English. Hate Kikkoman, though. I think a lot of people use Kikkoman because it's often sold in mainstream grocers, but not because they've had more experience and understand the differences possible. Kikkoman's are denser and harder kernels that can't provide the delicate crunch I crave from panko when using it as a coating. Kikkoman's remind me of what happened to bread I toasted in a new toaster oven we got once that claimed to also be a convection oven. Thing is, even when not set to convection it convectioned, and toast didn't just brown it dried out while browning which changed the texture.
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