What to do with leftover panko breadcrumbs

Panko breadcrumbs are light and airy and used in Japanese cuisine. Here are some ideas for how to use up leftovers.

What to do with leftover panko breadcrumbs

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Simple ideas to use up leftover panko breadcrumbs

  • Crunchy mash topper
    Gently fry 1 crushed garlic clove in 1 tbsp olive oil, then add 75g panko breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until golden. Scatter the garlicky crumbs over mashed potato just before serving for a flavoursome crunch.
  • Herby crispy topping
    Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan and fry a handful of fresh sage leaves until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate and add a handful of panko breadcrumbs to the pan. Cook, stirring, until golden, add a crushed garlic clove and cook for 1 minute more. Add a pinch of chilli flakes and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Crumble in the crispy sage, then stir into pasta or use to top white fish.

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