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panko as breadcrumb for leg of lamb?

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  • hausfrau Dec 21, 2004 10:07 AM
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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!

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  1. 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!

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    1. re: Pat Hammond

      I agree. Love panko myself but wouldn't use it for leg of lamb. I like the store-bought crumbs, dijon mustard, and rosemary combo best.

    2. Dear hausfrau,

      I'd make my own crumbs. I always thought panko was too one dimensional.

      Best,

      Frank
      Southern CT

      1. 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!

        1. 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.