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.
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.