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Pronunciation: [PAHN-koh]

Categories: Asian, Japanese

Hailing from Japan, panko is a type of crisp, light, large breadcrumb. The crumbs are used to coat foods for frying or sautéing, as well as in recipes. Because it's coarser than most breadcrumbs, panko creates a deliciously crunchy crust. It can be found in Asian markets and the ethnic section of many supermarkets.