Aren’t air fryers great? We love how they let you embrace the delicious taste and satisfying crunch of fried foods in a better-for-you way.
But do you know the simple secret to maximize the crunch-factor of air-fried foods? Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs.
These are no ordinary bread crumbs. They’re made from specially baked, crustless bread with a light, airy texture. And they’re ground to create large, flaky, elongated crumbs, so they coat without “packing” like regular crumbs, giving you a light, crisp coating every time.
Our line of popular Panko products offer options for everyone, including Original, Whole Wheat, Gluten-Free, Coconut-Seasoned and Sriracha-Seasoned.
Whichever you choose, you’ll find that they’re the ultimate crumb for creating sensational air-fried foods that deliver the craveable crunch, color and flavor of deep frying with nothing more than a light spray of cooking oil.
No air fryer? No worries! That same great Panko texture and taste shines through in all kinds of oven-baked or fried foods, too. Here are a few of our favorite Panko recipes to get you started. Let the crunching commence!
These butternut squash fritters have all the appeal of onion rings without the fat and fuss. They’re dredged in flour, dipped in egg, and then coated with Panko that’s been seasoned with smoked paprika and cinnamon for a crunchy coating that complements the sweetness of the squash. An easy maple aioli is the perfect pairing for dipping.
Bone-in pork chops get a flavorful coating of Panko, Parmesan and herbs. As the chops cook in the air fryer, the Panko and Parmesan combine to make a delicious, golden exterior that tastes every bit as good as pan-fried pork chops.
To make these tasty air-fried eggplant bites, you start by roasting a halved eggplant in the air fryer. Then you scoop out the flesh and combine it with Panko, egg, flour and seasonings. Form the mixture into fritters and air fry till crisp and golden. A tangy tzatziki-style yogurt dipping sauce comes together quickly while the fritters cook.
Here’s an easy way to turn canned artichoke hearts into crispy artichoke fritters. Just dredge them in flour, dip them in beaten eggs and then coat them with a mixture of Panko, Parmesan and Italian seasoning for a quick and delicious snack or side.
These crispy chicken cutlets evoke the flavor of ranch dressing thanks to a quick buttermilk marinade and a blend of dried seasonings you mix with the Panko. The buttermilk helps the coating adhere and also tenderizes the chicken, keeping it juicy and succulent while the coating crisps in the air fryer.
If you love crispy Katsu-style chicken, give these easy nuggets a “fry”! They’re coated with Panko seasoned with ginger and garlic powder, and the creamy dipping sauce is flavored with Kikkoman® Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce for just the right spicy kick.