It’s crunch time: Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs
19. February 2023
The Japanese breadcrumb mixture panko is a fantastically versatile ingredient for cooking, baking, frying and deep-frying. Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs adds a pleasant crunch to all kinds of foods. It’s made of a special kind of crustless white bread which absorbs less fat and oil than regular bread, creating a delightfully crisp texture. You can use panko in any recipe that requires ordinary breadcrumbs: it’s great as a coating for schnitzels or vegetables, as a crunchy soufflé or lasagne topping or to bind meatballs, stuffings and doughs. Why not combine Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs with Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce or one of our intensely flavourful Teriyaki Marinades for a mouth-watering dish with extra crunch? Panko doesn’t contain any seasoning, so it’s ideal paired with Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Sweet Soy Sauce or Sauce for Rice/ Sucrée and it also works well in sweet dishes such as crumbles and deep-fried desserts or as a base for flans and tarts.
Succulent cordon bleu in golden panko breadcrumbs
This tasty recipe takes a fresh chicken breast fillet and transforms it into a juicy cordon bleu. The chicken is stuffed with ham and cheese then coated in flour, egg and finally Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs. It’s then deep-fried at just the right temperature to create a deliciously crispy golden-brown coating. Wondering what to serve it with? Try Kikkoman’s wonderful onion sauce recipe, featuring Teriyaki BBQ-Sauce with Honey for a subtle, sweet flavour.
Potato, onion and cream gratin fresh from the oven
This vegetarian gratin with potatoes, sweetcorn, onions and mangetout is topped with Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs to create a fabulously crunchy crust. The potatoes are precooked briefly in a mixture of cream, oat milk and Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, while the onions are seasoned with Teriyaki BBQ-Sauce with Honey to give them a hint of sweetness. The result? A potato gratin that’s great as both a vegetarian main meal and a side dish.
Baked courgettes with prawn stuffing and panko crust
What makes this recipe so special? Its colourful combination of courgettes, cherry tomatoes, parsley and prawns. The flesh is scooped out of the courgettes and sautéed with the prawns, tomatoes and parsley. The cream is then added, and the mixture is brought to the boil. This creates a brightly coloured filling for the hollowed-out courgettes, which are finished off in the oven. Finally, a topping of parmesan cheese and Kikkoman Panko – Japanese-style crispy bread crumbs adds a satisfying crunch.
Poached cod meets crunchy panko butter sauce
This is a real treat for fish lovers. In this recipe fresh cod fillet is served with potatoes, carrots, broccoli and yellow pepper – and a delicious panko butter sauce. Featuring shallots, parsley, lemon juice and Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, the butter sauce complements the fish and vegetables perfectly. And it has the ideal consistency thanks to its star ingredient: toasted Kikkoman Panko – Japanese-style crispy bread crumbs.
Aubergine/courgette slices stuffed with vegetables and panko
This yummy recipe involves slicing an aubergine or courgette, spooning a little filling onto each slice and sandwiching them together in pairs. The spring onion, chicken and tofu filling has a light, pleasant crunch to it thanks to the addition of Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs. The filling is seasoned with Teriyaki BBQ-Sauce with Honey before it is placed onto the vegetable slices. Made into ‘sandwiches’ and fried on both sides, the aubergine or courgette slices are then served with sautéed shiitake mushrooms.
Vegetable croquettes – with a difference
Broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and tomatoes – these are the main ingredients you’ll need to make these fantastic vegetable croquettes, which are packed with flavour. Covered in a layer of mashed potato and coated with Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs, the vegetables are deep-fried until they’re golden brown and then served with a tangy tomato sauce. Enjoy!
Chocolate cheesecake with a crunchy base and topping
Butter, sugar, ground almonds and Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs – that’s all you need to create a crunchy base for this delicious dessert. Spread the base with a creamy cheesecake filling featuring luscious chocolate swirls, top it all with a mixture of ground almonds and Kikkoman Panko, and hey presto: a tempting treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Deep-fried bananas with ice cream and chocolate or caramel sauce
What do you get if you coat a banana in a mixture of flour and cinnamon followed by Kikkoman Panko – Japanese style crispy bread crumbs, and then deep-fry it? A delicious dessert, that’s what! Served with homemade chocolate or caramel sauce and garnished with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some mint, it’s a wonderful way to round off a meal.