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Having lived in Japan for almost 30 years and been to my share of restaurants using panko as well as using it myself allow me to share a misconception.<br/><br/>Panko, loosely translated means "bread (pan) children (ko or kodomo)". <br/><br/>Panko sold in stores is indeed dried but dried panko is NEVER EVER used in restaurants. It is fresh or nearly fresh bread processed into "crumbs", or more correctly, shavings. Restaurants have regular deliveries of fresh bread and make their own panko. The panko can be frozen and thawed for use later.<br/><br/>Moist panko is applied to an egg coating. It makes for a fluffier appearance and is much easier to work with.<br/><br/>Panko is never spiced. Spices can be introduced to the flour (first coating material) for additional flavor.

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Gary B. December 06, 2013

I'm not going to rate this,since the method didn't work for me. Maybe the bread was different. I left in on the counter for more than 12 hours and the first photo shows what I got. I dumped the pieces in the chopper and I got what you can see in the second photo. Anyway,in the end I've got panko. I'll repeat,maybe the bread we have here doesn't work for this. Made for ZWT6.

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littlemafia May 24, 2010

Thank yo for the Panko...worked great!

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gailanng July 01, 2009

I made these with homemede white bread and found if sliced very thin it dries faster. It is fresher and better than store bought but if I am in a hurry and not preplanned I will use store bought. Thanks for sharing Rachel. Made for Zwizzle Chicks for ZWT6 Family Picks.

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ElaineAnn June 28, 2010

I've made panko in the oven before, and thought that was easy, but this is even easier! I just put the bread on a pizza pan on the kitchen table right before I went to bed, and in the morning--panko! I used homemade herb bread, so mine is seasoned, too! Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT6.

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Chocolatl June 22, 2010

This was easy and now I have panko! Thanks! Made for ZWT#6 by a Looney Spoon phoodie!

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Sharon123 June 01, 2010

What a ridiculously easy thing to do!!! This method worked perfectly but I had to leave the bread sitting for 24 hours. I used 1 slice to check it out and it made 1/4 cup of panko. I will absolutely be using this instead of making a special trip to the Asian supermarket to buy it! Made for my teammate for ZWT6. Thanks Japan bound! :)

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Nif May 27, 2010
Homemade Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs)