If you have a recipe that calls for special herbs and spices to make a mouthwatering breading, try it with Panko bread crumbs and see the positive reaction from your customers. Or if you have several restaurant locations, Upper Crust Enterprise’s Signature Blends can be your perfect partner by blending your spice flavor with our

In 2015 there was a significant increase of notable chefs moving towards fast-casual dining operations. The increase was so strong that the NRA in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation has listed this at No. 2 in their “What’s Hot” forecast for 2016. If you are considering moving your menu in this direction and want

Front and center of the 2016 food trends is the increasing demand for “real food”, food free of additives, antibiotics and artificial components. The demand for real food has been evolving over the past few years and more than ever before, consumers are demanding quality food, prepared with quality ingredients. At Upper Crust Enterprises we’ve

According to Andrew Freeman, “Vegetables are the hero this year.” This is a great article and we hope you visit Nations Restaurant News to see what else is picked for the Hot Food Trends of 2016. If you are planning on creating a more vegetable-based applications for your menu, we invite you to see and

If you are using Panko just for frying your menu is missing out. Panko is great in baking, sauteing, as a mix-in ingredient, appetizers, side dishes and yes, even panko for dessert! Panko For dessert, an easy sweet topping: Add melted butter to Authentic Panko until moist; Saute or oven bake until the Panko turns golden brown;

Fantastic – We are too! Please consider following us on Instagram! We will keep you posted with videos to inspire your creative culinary genius using our authentic Panko and Tempura.     No? That’s okay too – we’ve just started ourselves! If you’re not familiar with Instagram, visit us and if you’re a professional chef

When it comes to bread crumbs, most of us are very familiar with the standard bread crumb. A kitchen staple, bread crumbs are always on-hand to use in many Italian favorites like Chicken Parmesan or adding to meatballs or meatloaf. But did you know there are significant differences between Authentic Panko bread crumbs and standard

Upper Crust Enterprises is an American company and our story is uniquely American.  We’re a company founded in California by the sons of Japanese immigrants. Our origins are in post-war California.  It was 1955.  After the war, Masashi Kawaguchi, a successful entrepreneur and Japanese-American internment company survivor, founded Fishking Processors (Mrs. Friday’s fish company) and

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.

Panko Fish Sandwich

Panko Fish Sandwich – Cut 3 ounce portions of a firm white fish such as Pacific cod. Instead of water, use ice cold beer to make the prepared Tempura Batter (code 07230) with the consistency of a thin pancake batter. Dust fish in dry Tempura Batter mix, dip in prepared Tempura Batter, and roll in

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