Panko Crumbs are flaky, coarse, dried breadcrumbs that can be used instead of fresh breadcrumbs.
One Japanese dish in which they are used is “Tonkatsu”: a deep-fried breaded, boneless pork cutlet.
Panko Crumbs are sold in Asian stores in cellophane bags inside boxes. There are many different brands.
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Take day-old bread, minus the crusts. Crumb the crusts by hand (not the food-processor; that would make them too fine.)
Spread out on a tray and let sit out for several days until they are crunchy.
Pack into tightly-sealed containers or bags and store in the cupboard.
Store indefinitely in a cupboard until opened. After opening, freeze leftovers or pack into tightly-sealed bags or containers.