Pork Panko is simply ground fried pork skins with some added salt. This grain-free alternative to breadcrumbs contains zero carbohydrates per 0.5-oz. serving. It’s a crunchy, flavorful way to boost the protein content of meat and poultry, as a serving contains 9 grams of protein (and 5 grams of fat). With no moisture-absorbing carbohydrate content, the crumbs stay crunchy. They readily blend with seasonings and dried vegetables to add additional flavor and texture. Such creative breadings are another option to explore when trying to differentiate and attract shoppers.
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Pork Panko has a comparable airy texture as a result of being fried. It can be used in a similar manner to traditional panko, where the meat is coated with oil, water or an egg wash, then rolled in the crumbs. This is followed by baking or deep frying until golden brown. The result is a breaded meat that is not quite as heavy as product coated with regular breadcrumbs. The unique airy texture allows for a crispier finish without absorbing too much oil or grease during frying.