These days, everyone in the food world is talking about Panko. I had heard of it and knew it was some kind of bread crumb but didn't know much else about it. Panko is a Japanese breadcrumb with a coarse texture and jagged edges. This makes for a really crunchy breadcrumb and is perfect for baking or frying.
Progresso and MyBlogSpark sent me a box of the Plain Panko to try. I was really excited. I'm hesitant to buy new products because Eric and Ben are both picky eaters. I'm always afraid I'm going to end up with a whole box or package of something that no one in the house except me will eat.
I took a while to decide what recipe to try. Progressofoods.com has a whole bunch of recipes featuring Panko. I wanted something kid friendly and quick. Chef Michael Chiarello, who appears daily on the Food Network, offers tips and recipes featuring Panko on the site. I browsed through them for a while and then spotted these tips:
Using those tips, I decided to go very simple and made some home-made chicken tenders. I seasoned the breadcrumbs myself with some parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, dipped the chicken in flour, then in beaten egg, then in the Panko mixture. I baked them for 15-20 minutes in a 400F oven. They were a-maze-ing! The Panko was light but had an incredible crispiness. Ben loved them!
The next night Eric made some of his home-made baked macaroni and cheese. He usually crushes up some saltines and sprinkles them on top but he decided to try the Panko instead. He just mixed it with a little bit of butter and sprinkled on top. It make the perfect topping.
We all loved it and I'll definitely be using it more often. I can't wait to try some fried chicken using this stuff! Want to try it yourself? Progresso and MyBlogSpark is offering a Progresso Panko and Broth Prize Pack to one reader:
The prize pack includes:
1 full size box of Progresso Panko breadcrumbs - plain flavor, 1 carton of Progresso Broth, a measuring cup, slotted spoon, soup ladle, a sheet pan and the Progresso Soups & More cookbook.
- Leave a comment with your tip or recipe using Progresso Panko or Broth (1 entry)
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If you don't want to wait to try out Progresso's Panko and Broth you can go to Progressofoods.com to print a coupon good for $1.00 off any 2 Progresso products.
You can also visit Progressobroth.com for tons of great recipe ideas and tips for using broth as well as a coupon good for $.50 off a carton of broth.