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Dec 11, 2012 07:07 PM

Panko crumbs,,,,can they be frozen

Buy a box of panko crumbs at costco's and am wondering if they can be frozen and for how long..thanks

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  1. No, they will absorb moisture from the freezing and thawing.

    Store unused panko in a ziploc bag, in the cupboard. Don't worry, they won't go stale ...

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      This is correct. I buy the panko from Costco also, and I keep them in a glass canister jar.

      1. re: juliejulez

        Yep. I am embarrassed to admit how long I have had my stash of panko ziplocked in the cupboard. Just used some a couple days ago and lived to tell about it. And they were good!

        1. re: Sal Vanilla

          Panko is like wine. They get better with age ...

    2. I keep mine frozen in a ziplock bag once they are opened, and I've never had a problem with moisture. I just measure out what I need, and refreeze the remainder.

      1. I keep mine in the freezer, never had a problem.