Saturday, November 7, 2020

Review of Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs

Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs

I was first introduced to Panko flakes over 6 years ago when I met my new daughter-in-law, whom I will introduce here as J. She is a delightful girl who is originally from South Korea. She's also a wonderful cook, naturally specializing in Asian dishes  (which my son loves). One of the first dishes she made for me was Panko coated shrimp deep fried in a Wok.  It was absolutely delicious.

I watched (and helped) J. make the Panko Shrimp that evening and, after tasting how good the Panko coating was, I have used it ever since. J. does a lot of food shopping at a local Asian Market, but I found a product similar to her Asian Panko Flakes in a product by Progresso. Not only is it good on shrimp, but it is equally delicious on fried chicken fingers and on pork chops. 


Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs

Panko is drawn from Japanese crusine. It is a delicious flaky bread crumb which can be used in a variety of recipes.  My favorite way is as a coating for fried meat and seafood. It adds a golden crispness to fried creations and makes the food crunchy  and flavorful.

Panko bread crumbs can be used in many ways.  

  • It makes a delicious stuffing for chicken breasts or pork chops when combined with cheese, onions and herbs.  
  • You can make quick croutons by browning in a skillet with melted butter and spices for a tasty salad topping.
  • I  haven't tried this yet, but I can just imagine how tasty it would be to replace your usual amount of regular bread crumbs with these Panko bread crumbs in your favorite meatloaf recipe. 
  • Mix these Panko bread crumbs with olive oil and your favorite seasonings and sprinkle on top of casserole in the last few minutes of baking.
  • Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs come in two varieties – 'Plain' and 'Italian Style'. I prefer the Italian Style because they are so deliciously seasoned that no additional seasonings are needed.  The Plain version is good if there are specific seasonings you prefer to add to your bread crumbs. 

A dinner of rice, applesauce and pork chops with Panko flakes
Panko Coated Pork Chop Dinner

My teenage grandson's favorite meal served by his G-MA (the grandmother name he calls me) is pork chops and white rice with butter, along with applesauce. Here is a sample of our Panko-coated pork chop dinner. 

Panko Fried Shrimp Recipe 

Panko Fried Shrimp
Panko Fried Shrimp

For your dining pleasure (and a tasty way to duplicate the delicious deep-fried shrimp meal my daughter-in-law J made me), here is a recipe for Panko Fried Shrimp from AllRecipes.

Recipe: Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Shrimp

Ingredients: shrimp, seasonings, flour, eggs, Panko flakes and oil for frying. 


  • Place the flour, eggs and panko crumbs into separate bowls.
  • Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or deep skillet.
  • Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, then into the egg, and finally into the panko crumbs to coat. Fry a few at a time until golden brown. 
  • Drain and serve. Yum!


The Progresso brand has been around for more than 80 years. Begun by the merging of two prominent Italian importing companies in New Orleans in 1925, they specialized in canned Italian food products. They are most known for their soups, as well as canned tomato products, olive oil, spaghetti, ravioli and beans. Progresso was acquired by Pillsbury in 1988 and today it is in the General Mills family of products.

Where to Purchase:

Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs are available on Amazon, which is convenient as it is delivered right to your door. And, in addition, besides the single packages, it is also available in bulk (6 and 12 box units). 

It is also available online and in-store at Target and Walmart

Wherever you purchase your Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs, it is a very tasty product to have on hand for all the reasons I mentioned above. 

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Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs

(c) Written by Wednesday Elf (11/7/2020)

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  1. I use the Progresso Italian bread crumbs and they are delicious! J. shrimp recipe sounds like one my son and husband would love. It is very similar to the way I fry chicken. I have no doubt the Panko Fried Shrimp is wonderful.

    1. I am sure your family would love the Panko fried shrimp, Mouse. I know you can't eat shrimp, but Panko is good on lots of things. Thanks for your visit to my Progresso review.

  2. I have heard of Panko type bread crumbs before, but have never used them. I will show this to my other half, who has taken over the cooking chores from me. I'm sure he'll give this a try as he loves all kinds of new things. Thanks Elf!

    1. I will bet your hubby will love the taste of Panko bread crumbs, Olivia. Let me know what he thinks. Thanks for your visit.

  3. I switched from using regular breadcrumbs to panko many years ago, especially for breaded coatings. The panko makes fried or baked breaded coatings so much crisper! Now that I no longer eat bread, panko is off-limits. Fortunately, crushed fried pork rinds mixed with a little almond flour or coconut flour makes a pretty good, if not perfect, substitute for panko in breading. Thanks for the review!

    1. Interesting substitute you have found to duplicate the breaded coating Panko flakes give you, Margaret. Nice that you can find adequate substitutes for the foods your Keto style of eating eliminates.

  4. I actually think we have some of these - I stopped using it due to Keto, but I'm sure my hubby picked some up. I'll have to check. I hadn't realized they're a better choice - When I make breaded chicken for the family, I'll be trying these bread crumbs instead. This site is filled with great tips. Thanks.

    1. I love the fact that Panko, as opposed to just regular bread crumbs, gives breaded meats/seafood such a nice crisp coating and is just so delicious.

  5. I just purchased some bread crumbs this week. This was perfect timing, as I wouldn't have thought of all of these delicious ways of using them. Thanks for the recipes and ideas. Would love your daughter-in-law's cooking. That Panko shrimp is calling to me!

    1. Glad my cooking suggestions were helpful, Diana. My DIL's cooking is delicious for sure.


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