Sign of the times? Italian Panko Steak

| November 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

Maybe it’s a sign of the times or something. When I was grocery shopping recently, I picked up a box of Panko crumbs and bought them. Only later did I realize that they were in fact Italian panko. Italian panko?!? They lacked the light texture of regular Japanese panko and were considerably larger, thicker, etc. But when used in the right application, I did find that they are pretty good.

Still. Italian panko? That is so backwards. I guess that is what I get for buying the only box I saw — by Progresso.

In any case, this is a quick and easy meal to make (in fact, I pulled together the mashed potatoes, corn and steak in about 30 minutes). Great for a quick weeknight dinner.

Italian Panko Crusted Cube Steak
serves 2

2 cube steaks
2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup Italian panko crumbs (Progessive makes ‘em)
2-3 tbsp extra light olive oil

Combine flour, paprika, pepper and salt in a shallow dish. Pour beaten egg into a second shallow dish. Put the panko crumbs in a third shallow dish.

Dredge the cube steak in the flour mixture, then the egg and then the panko. Be sure to fully coat at each station. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over a medium burner.

Add the steaks and cook for about 4 minutes per side until browned.

Serve hot with a veggie and a starch.

Category: Beef

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Tonia says:

    That looks so good – are those onion rings on the side too?

    Congratulations on two years! =)

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