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.
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 backward. 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.