I can't really remember now why we were on a scavenger hunt for them or what the purpose was, but at the time it was really important.
Now of course, panko bread crumbs are available all over and even in my parent's small town grocery store.
Last weekend I went home to see my parents on Saturday (and to get lunch money from my mom... 25 and I still get lunch money) and my dad made his pan-friend, oven baked panko chicken.
As he was cooking, I stood behind him and snapped pictures with my phone to share how to make this. It's good, folks. Real good.
Take a couple of chicken breasts (we only needed three that day) and pound them out a bit.
Add salt and pepper to both sides.
Apparently my parents are buying wheat flour now,
so add some flour to a bowl...
Next, add the salted and peppered chicken to the flour mixture and coat.
We let our chicken rest before the next process.
A happy chicken is a good chicken.
Panko in one bowl, a couple of eggs in another.
To the panko bowl, add some garlic powder.
And mix the eggs up.
Make sure you have around 4 tbps of oil heated in a pan.
The pan also needs to be oven safe.
Phone action shots.
Chicken to egg.
Chicken to panko.
Shake, shake, shake!
Chicken to pan!
Do the same for all the chicken.
Now, brown one side of the chicken for about 4-6 minutes,
turn, brown the other side of the chicken for about 2-3 minutes...
And then stick the chicken in the pan into the oven at
350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Take it out, and plate.
Add a couple of sides and there you have it.
Pan-Fried, Oven Baked Panko Chicken.