Creative uses for panko?

I came into possession of a really big bag of panko. I rarely fry or make breaded foods. Can you think of other dishes that call for panko or innovative ways to use it?

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Micki B. December 11, 2015
Mei Mei's kale salad! http://www.wearenotmartha.com/2015/07/mei-meis-magical-kale-salad/ (Mei Mei is an awesome food truck/restaurant in Boston)
 
cookbookchick December 11, 2015
Wow, what a great thread! Lots of good ideas for the bags (yes, more than one) of panko I have hanging around. Thanks all!
 
LE B. December 10, 2015
SASH, bread crumbs as filler; bread crumbs as binder; bread crumbs as crust:
-combine with melted butter and pat into quiche shell;bake;fill w/ quiche filling
--combine with minced clams ro shrimp etc.,egg, mayo, scallion, jalapenos, cilantro for baked clam fritters or stuffed clams
--soak in milk, combine with toasted almonds and pine nuts, parsley, lemon, evoo, garlic for moroccan taratour sauce
--combine with parm and melted butter as broiled topping for cassoulet or other stews
--combine w/ evoo and pan-toast to use for crunch in salads
 
scruz December 10, 2015
i sometimes oil my casserole dish and then let panko stick to it before i put my mac and cheese ingredients in. it makes all sides of the mac and cheese crunchy.
 
Susan W. December 10, 2015
What a good idea. This thread has me craving and making mac & cheese for dinner. I'm going to do this with my panko.
 
Droplet December 10, 2015
Here are a few great recipes from around here that use up a good deal of crumbs:
https://food52.com/recipes/7015-roasted-cauliflower-with-gremolata-bread-crumbs
https://food52.com/recipes/2360-black-eyed-pea-cassoulet
https://food52.com/recipes/3597-spinach-gratin
https://food52.com/recipes/16421-white-pasta-with-garlic-parmigiano-breadcrumbs
I, too, often have an abundance of crumbs...
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 10, 2015
In addition to the above Foodr2 recipes:
drbabs Cripspettes https://food52.com/recipes/3112-cheese-crispettes
Foxesloveslemons' Spicy Korean meatballs (just made then AGAIN on Sunday!) https://food52.com/recipes/21537-spicy-korean-style-gochujang-meatballs
 
Susan W. December 10, 2015
Toasted in oil or butter, panko makes an awesome topping for Mac and cheese.
 
amysarah December 10, 2015
A good way to use Panko - make pangrattatto, "poor man's parmigiana," for pasta: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/dining/left-with-the-bread-crumbs-lucky-you.html?_r=0 Very tasty.
 
Nancy December 10, 2015
Make savory or sweet version of bread pudding (use panko instead of bread cubes);
Use panko to line baking pans for cakes and souffle pans for souffles;
Make dumplings for soup (use panko instead of matzo meal to make Japanese matzo balls);
Mix with some sliced or crushed nuts, a few chopped herbs & a bit of oil or butter to coat fish fillets before baking them;
Mix with cornmeal to make a version of cornbread.
If none appeal, and the bag is intact, take to your local food bank collection point.
 
702551 December 10, 2015
Also, you could make a lot of gratins, casseroles, etc. and top with the bread crumbs.
 
EmilyC December 10, 2015
I love crisping them in olive oil with garlic and using them as a crunchy topping for roasted vegetables. I sometimes will add lemon zest and parsley for a play on gremolata.
 
702551 December 10, 2015
Meatballs?
 
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