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Panko Bread Crumbs

Panko Bread Crumbs

Panko Bread Crumbs

These flavorful bread crumbs are spectacular to have around the pantry for frying up shrimp (hello yummy Lent!!) or adding to your meatballs for some extra oomph!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of crushed Glutino crackers (about 1 1/2 boxes)**
  • 2 tablespoons Thyme, dried
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Basil, dried
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

**Tip: I like Glutino’s Vegetable flavored crackers for this recipe.

You will also need:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Food Processor (or someone who likes to smash crackers into small pieces)
  • Baking sheet

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Using a food processor, finely crush the Glutino crackers.
  3. Mix crackers together with other ingredients and spread out onto baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F for 6-8 minutes. Stir the Panko mix at least twice during baking.
  5. The mix should be dry, but not dark brown and toasted (and you will love the smell!)
  6. Allow mixture to cool before using.

Information:

  • Panko mixture can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks. It can also be frozen and kept for several month if container is tightly sealed.

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