Friday, November 13, 2009

Homemade Panko-Style Bread Crumbs (FPF)

Easy peasy Food Processor Friday this week folks. We're going to make Panko-style bread crumbs using the food processor. Sound good? Imagine the money you'll save by not having to buy Panko anymore!

Since joining the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge last spring, I have filled my freezer with all different kinds of flour, loaves of bread and buns. It was time to clean it out so today I decided to make use of some white rolls for these Panko-style bread crumbs. I also cubed some other breads and toasted them in the oven so they'll be ready for my Thanksgiving stuffing.

I found this method all over the internet and evidently it has stirred up quite a debate regarding whether or not these bread crumbs should be labeled Panko, so in order to avoid any of that heated discussion here, I'm calling these Panko-style bread crumbs. Now everybody's happy, yes?

Use any white bread you have, remove the crusts, them simply process them in your food processor using the shredder/grater disc. This creates fluffy little pieces of bread that you'll then place on baking sheets and toast in a 300 degree oven for 8 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes. Be careful not to let them brown.

I added some chopped herbs to one batch so they'll be already seasoned when I want to use them for coating my risotto balls, chicken fingers, casseroles, etc.

When cool, store bread crumbs in an airtight container or freeze them in freezer bags until needed.

10 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

This is the first recipe I've seen for panko! How great!

Frieda said...

Great minds think alike! I have done this, except I didn't toast them. Put them back into the freezer...saved a ton of space!

Federica said...

ottima idea!! anch'io faccio così! ciao!

June said...

Brilliant idea Mags, though I have to admit I'm crying at the demise of those buns. Sure coulda' used some of them last night!

Moogie said...

Great idea.

comfycook said...

What a great idea and time saver for later on.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Fantastic... I'll have to give this a try since I use panko bread crumbs *all* of the time!

Karen said...

Now why didn't I think of this? Such a great idea and I like that you've seasoned some so they'll be ready. Just found your blog and love it!

Guano said...

This looks like a sound recipe, unlike others I've seen on Youtube. One guy simply used the two-blade blender and duh, he made bread powder not crumbs. But lets say you wanted to make green breadcrumbs, then yeah, you'll have to use blades.

Irene said...

Awesome!