By Marge Perry
Updated January 20, 2011
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Credit: James Carrier

Panko, or Japanese bread crumbs, are coarser than traditional bread crumbs. If you're out, there are a number of easy substitutions from your pantry. Try toasted shredded bread, cracker crumbs, crushed melba toasts, matzo meal, crushed tortilla chips, crushed dry stuffing mix, crushed pretzels, crushed cornflakes, or crushed potato chips.

For more information on substitutions, see our Ingredient Substitutionsguide.