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When cooking low carb, is there anything I can substitute "panko" with?

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June 19, 2019 / By Danni
Question: I have been living a low carb lifestyle for almost 6 months now. I am down about 60 pounds and I feel amazing. However, I am beginning to get bored with food, so I am on the hunt for new recipes. I have found a lot that call for maybe 1/2 cup or less of panko bread crumbs. Is it possible to substitute that for something a little less carb friendly? Can I completely omit it? Any and all low carb suggestions are appreciated!! Thanks so much! I found recipes for cheesy cauliflower pancakes, zucchini cakes, baked asparagus..I know it is only being used to 'hold' the recipe together, I am just wondering if there is something out there that does the same thing.
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Bonny Bonny | 5 days ago
Try pork rinds -- the ones that are in the aisle with the potato chips. They have no carbs and make a nice crunchy snack. You can also put them in a baggie, and use a rolling pin or just your hands, and smash them up -- keep smashing and you'll eventually get the consistency of bread crumbs. My brother is on a low carb diet and has lost over 50 pounds! He mixes those crumbs with parmesan cheese, coats chicken pieces with that, and bakes them. They come out nice and crspy. That was the one thing he missed on this diet -- something crunchy. Good luck!
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Bonny Originally Answered: What do you use to substitute for chips on low carb diet?
Almonds and other nuts. If you want the affect of chips, you can bake Kale - sounds crazy but with salt and an actual crunch they are great. Also veggies and ranch dip are good. Don't buy any chips ever again.

Alberta Alberta
Panko really is a unique and wonderful product. And congrats on the weight loss. Since your aim is LOW carb, not NO carb, a little Panko every now and then is something you should allow yourself...just not too frequently.
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Trevelyan Trevelyan
I like to chop coconut to finer bits and roll stuff in it! Much easier on the carb counts than any sort of bread or cracker crumbs. Also you can finely chop any kind of nuts to blend with the coconut and be even better! Or use all nuts and do away with the carb count on the crust entirely?
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Reginald Reginald
There really isn't a substitute for panko. Panko is pretty much a totally unique product. However, depending on the recipe, you may be able to use crushed up corn (or even bran) flakes, and achieve something vaguely similar, but certainly not nearly the same.
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Reginald Originally Answered: What can I substitute for bananas in banana pudding?
Pineapple, fresh or canned, pears, kiwi fruit goes nice with a banana based pudding, peaches also, my mother back in the 1960's made this desert for us when company came, it was a graham wafer crumb crust, with a cooked vanilla pudding and fruit cocktail on top, then she smeared it with Cool Whip and dusted it with a few crumbs.

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