"Do you know about Panko?" my dad asked when he called the other day.
"Yes, dad, you've only told me about Panko every time we have spoken in the last few weeks!"
My dad is just a bit obsessed with Panko.
"What's Panko?" you ask.
Panko are Japanese bread crumbs (I'm pretty sure that Panko translates to "bread crumbs" in Japanese. Correct me if I'm wrong). They are supposed to be lighter and crispier than traditional bread crumbs.
Apparently, my dad isn't the only one obsessed with them. You can read about Panko in detail here.
Despite my dad's urging -- or perhaps because of it -- I steadfastly refused to give Panko a try. But today I finally gave in and bought a container of the stuff. This weekend, I plan to experiment with it and report back.
I've already begun to research recipes that call for Panko (pretty much anything you make with bread crumbs, you can make with Panko).
This Panko-Crusted Cod sounds good. So does this oven-fried panko chicken.
Have you ever heard about Panko? What do you use it for?
If I try this stuff, maybe my dad will finally lay off on the Panko pitch. Maybe I will even join the Panko proselytizing bandwagon.