A low-carb crispy, crunchy bread crumb coating that is 0 carbs! This keto pork panko is the perfect substitute for panko bread crumbs or regular breadcrumbs.  

What Makes This Recipe Great

So many recipes call for bread crumbs. They are such an easy way to bind together a recipe or add a crispy coating. Bread, however, has a ton of carbs, so I’ve tried out a bunch of alternatives.

There are so many substitutes for panko breadcrumbs out there: crushed cornflakes, coconut flakes, crushed pretzels, cracker crumbs, crushed potato chips, crushed tortilla chips, and more! These definitely add that crispy texture, but many of them are full of carbs!

I was looking for a low-carb substitute for panko bread crumbs and I found the most delicious alternative! If you grind up pork rinds (yes, like the bag of chips!), they form a crumb that acts exactly like panko or bread crumbs, but is ZERO CARBS! 

Simply add pork rinds into a food processor and whir it up until they’re fine crumbs. You’ve got yourself keto bread crumbs, aka pork panko.

pork panko in a mason jar

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Ingredient Notes

Pork Rinds: This recipe calls for 4 2.5oz bags of plain salted pork rinds. Make more or less depending on your needs. 

Recipe Step by Step

side by side photos of pork panko in a food processor showing before and after
  1. In your food processor, blend 1 bag at a time until fine bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining 4 bags.

Expert Tips

Storage: Store in an airtight container, I prefer this 1.5-quart container.

Serving: Use as a 1:1 ratio substitute for any recipe that calls for panko or regular breadcrumbs.

Flavors: Make sure you get salt pork rinds, and not a flavor like BBQ or Jalapeno, etc.

pork rind panko in a mason jar

Recipe FAQs

What are the best pork rinds to use for pork panko?

This works with any pork rinds. I personally prefer the sea salt flavor by Epic. The pork is raised without hormones or antibiotics. 

What can I make with pork panko keto breadcrumbs?

You can use these no-carb bread crumbs in any recipe that calls for regular bread crumbs or panko. Use them in meatballs, to bread chicken, or to coat vegetables! It makes a crispy, crunchy exterior that you are going to fall in love with.

Are these “bread crumbs” Whole30 compliant?

Yes! This pork panko substitute for panko bread crumbs is Whole30 approved!

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Pork Panko | Keto Bread Crumbs

A low-carb crispy, crunchy bread crumb coating that is 0 carbs! This keto pork panko is the perfect substitute for panko bread crumbs or regular breadcrumbs.  
5 from 7 ratings

Ingredients 
 

  • 4 2.5 ounce bags pork rinds

Equipment

Instructions 

  • In your food processor, blend 1 bag at a time until fine bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining 4 bags.

Notes

Make sure you get salt pork rinds, and not a flavor like BBQ or Jalapeno, etc.
Serving: 0.25cups, Calories: 154, Total Carbs: 0g, Protein: 17.4g, Fat: 8.9g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbs: 0g
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