(In Japanese cooking) breadcrumbs with a light, flaky texture, typically used as a coating for fried or baked food: a piece of plump Chilean sea bass remained moist under a light crusting of panko
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- The entire dish was topped with crunchy bits of a crumbed bread, like panko (the Japanese breadcrumbs).
- Stuff the zucchini blossoms with mixture and dredge in flour, egg wash and panko; repeat process.
- I used panko rather than regular breadcrumbs, and way more parmesan than Nigella suggests ... but the idea was still hers.
Japanese pan-ko, from pan 'bread' + ko 'flour, powder'.
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