Authentic Panko out of the Grinder

Upper Crust Enterprises, Inc. shares the history, making and uses for their traditional Japanese Panko Breadcrumbs and Tempura Batter Mix. Chapters: History of Panko, Our Process, Who is Upper Crust, Menu Applications. Learn how to make: Chicken Katsu or Tonkatsu, Award-Winning Onion Rings, and Top Crusted Crispy Baked Chicken or Fish.

Fried Zucchini Spears

Cut medium size zucchini into full length quarter-spears (7-8 inches length) for a more dramatic plate presentation, or simple quarter-spears (4 inches). Dust zucchini in dry Tempura Batter mix (code 07230), dip in prepared Tempura Batter made with water, and roll in Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020) lightly pressing into the batter. Deep fry at

Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes — A fusion of Japanese and American favorites to create a unique crispy side dish that is great for breakfast. Or it can serve as an excellent appetizer. The light and crispy Authentic Japanese Panko texture works well with the soft texture of the mashed potatoes. The recipe is easy, can be prepared

Mix Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020) with melted butter, sugar and cinnamon, blend lightly. Texture should be like light, wet sand. Top your favorite apple or peach cobbler and bake 400°F until golden. The Panko mixture creates a unique flavor experience of crunchy topping with soft fruit inside.

Onion Rings Basket

Slice thick sweet Spanish onions. Dust with dry Tempura batter mix (code 07230) and shake off excess. Dip in prepared tempura batter and roll in Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020) applying liberally. Deep fry in 350-375 degree oil until brown. The finished product will be a light and crispy onion ring that will outperform any

Gather random vegetables such as asparagus, half moon cuts of zucchini and squash, strips of green and red peppers, snow peas, and French cut beans. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Dip in dry Tempura Batter mix (code 07230) dip in prepared tempura batter made with club soda, and deep fry at 350°. To add

Cut banana into 1/2” diagonal slices. Dust the bananas with dry Coconut Batter mix (code 09230). Dip in prepared Coconut Batter made with ice cold water. Deep fry at 350-375 degrees until golden brown. Serve hot with ice cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Cut fresh pineapple into 1-inch chunks or use a pineapple wedge about 5 inches long ½ inch thick. Dust pineapple with dry Coconut batter mix (code 09230) and shake off excess. Dip in prepared Coconut batter then roll in Coconut Panko (code 03510) applying liberally. Store in a freezer. Deep fry at 350-375º until golden

Blend mashed potatoes with cottage cheese, frozen peas, curry powder and salt. Shape into 2 inch sized discs. Dip in dry flour and then into egg wash and roll in Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020). Deep fry until brown. Coated fritters can be pre-staged and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to fry.

Blend Italian seasonings, garlic powder, red pepper and Parmesan with Authentic Japanese Panko (code 01020). If you spray the Panko with vegetable oil the spices and Parmesan will stay well mixed with the Panko. Slice Portobello mushroom caps into 1/4-1/2 thick slices. Dust Portobello in flour and dip in egg wash then coat with seasoned