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5 recipes that prove how much you can do with Panko bread crumbs

Maryal is a Phoenix-based journalist, producer and co-writer behind the blog Love and Specs. Over the years, Maryal has produced and reported for many different print publications and broadcast outlets, some of which include Arizona High...

You've probably never thought of these ways to use your favorite crispy bread crumbs

If you've never tried Panko bread crumbs, you're in for a surprise. These Japanese-style bread crumbs are different from regular bread crumbs because they're made from crustless bread, giving them a lighter color and a larger, more airy texture. They also tend to stay crunchy longer than your average bread crumb, which is a definite bonus in pretty much any recipe where you might use them.

They're good for a lot more than coating chicken and giving an extra crunch to casseroles, too. Try out these five easy recipes with Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs to see Panko in a whole new light.

You've probably never thought of these ways to use your favorite crispy bread crumbs
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Broccoli tots

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked broccoli
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dry Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Chop broccoli finely using a food processor.
  3. Combine with the egg, onions, cheese, Panko and seasoning.
  4. Scoop about 1 – 2 tablespoons of the mix and gently press between your hands into a firm ball, then shape into a tater tot shape.
  5. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes until golden, turning at the halfway point.
  6. Serve immediately.

Next: Sausage and apple stuffed acorn squash

This post was sponsored by Kikkoman.

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