panko as breadcrumb for leg of lamb?
I'm planning on making a roast leg of lamb for Christmas, and I was wondering if panko would be a good style of breadcrumb. So many people have extolled the virtues of panko; however, having never worked with it, I'm a bit fearful. My impression is that it is crunchy, which wouldn't work, but maybe I'm wrong! Thanks for your input, and Happy Holidays!
I love Panko, but have used it only for a breading when deep frying. For that purpose, it's the best.
For an important meal, with an expensive leg of lamb, I don't think I'd depart from the original recipe. Just my opinion, of course!
It sounds like a festive Christmas meal. Happy Holidays!
I'd make my own crumbs. I always thought panko was too one dimensional.
thanks for the responses. i spoke to a japanese friend of mine who looked at me like i was insane and said "um, panko is used for TEMPURA, idiot!" so yeah, i'll be making my own breadcrumbs.
best wishes for a happy new year, hounds!
I used panko as a coating for a rack of lamb and it turned out too crunchy and parts of it easily burned. Panko is best for what is was originally intended for... Tenkatsu & tempura.