Country Range adds on-trend Asian breadcrumbs for perfect crunch

Country Range, the leading independent foodservice brand and main sponsor of the Student Chef Challenge 2018/19, is helping caterers get that perfect crunch after boosting its range with the addition of Panko Breadcrumbs.

Originating from and regularly used in Japanese cuisine, Panko is a light, flaky breadcrumb that delivers a golden crunch which stays crispier for longer.

Available in 1kg bags in cases of 10, the new product is available immediately to operators via the company’s network of 12 independent wholesalers.

The light and crispy breadcrumb can be used as a crunchy topping to add texture to grilled vegetables or macaroni cheese, as a breaded coating for fried foods, or as a binder for meatballs and burgers.

Trading Director, Martin Ward said, “The trend for Asian food and in particular Korean and Japanese cuisine has made people more aware of panko breadcrumbs and shown why they are a fantastic alternative to your traditional options.

'They offer a fantastic crunch and are versatile too as they’re delicious whether used to create a crispy topping or as binder in gourmet burgers and meatballs. This is one product you will definitely see on more and more menus up and down the country over the next year.”