You are here: Home » Ingredient » Panko Time: 6 Recipes We Love Panko Time: 6 Recipes We Love Ingredient,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/panko-time-6-recipes-we-love/ by Jeff WolfeSeptember 25, 2012 Panko, a.k.a. Japanese breadcrumbs, lends a hand to western world cooking by giving breaded recipes an unparalleled crispy crunch. Mark Boughton / styling: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/12791_snapper_macadamia_b.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Dry breadcrumbs have forever been a pantry staple in the American kitchen, but we think it's time to widen breading horizons and make space for another box of crumbs…Panko. Panko is the Japanese version of breadcrumbs and is made up of larger, lighter and coarser crumbs than most other dry varieties. Panko is especially good at creating crunchy crusts and the flakes stand up well to frying and sauteing. In Japan panko is used to make traditional Tonkatsu (a breaded pork cutlet) among other classic dishes, but Asian inspired recipes certainly aren't the only place panko can (or should!) be used. Below we have listed our 6 favorite recipes, from Austrian Schnitzel to Crispy Baked French Toast there is a panko-packed meal for every palate. —By Emily Arno, Relish Multimedia Editor Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Panko-Crusted Pork Schnitzel Pound the pork until you can’t believe it began as a tenderloin, and use panko for schnitzel that’s ultra crisp. Chicken Schnitzel Milanese Schnitzel with an Italian passport—Parmesan in the crumbs and a lemony arugula salad to top. Horseradish Mustard and Panko-Encrusted Tofu Crunch down through the tangy, crispy golden brown panko crust and bite into the velvety soft tofu center of these absolutely fabulous dinner delights. Panko-Crusted Salmon Sliders with Quick Ponzu Cucumbers These easy-to-prepare salmon sliders with Asian flair will score points with Super Bowl Sunday guests. Stuffed Tomatoes with Panko and Summer Vegetables Ideal for a light lunch or Meatless Monday main dish, veggie-stuffed tomatoes get a little heft from Japanese breadcrumbs. Crispy Baked French Toast from Kikkoman Japanese breadcrumbs known as panko make baked French toast extra crispy.