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Few fast food places started using chips like cheetos doritoes as coatings for meat. Got me thinking besides flavored bread crumbs or shake n bake this is kind of a good idea so ordered chips from walmart of different variety to try. How about you and your creative. Coatings
 

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They're engineered rather differently than just rehashing of crumbs. It's more about achieving a taste that still looks and works for the industrial fabrication process and brand image.

Imho, most of these products will not stand up well to deep frying. Maybe as a baked coating.

Grated parm or similar cheese is probably my favorite crust flavor booster.
 
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Sometimes I fry up some bacon until it's brittle, turn it into a powder and mix it in with breadcrumbs before breading chicken for shallow frying. 

I've also done the classic rack of lamb coated in herbed crumbs: finely cutting tons of fresh herbs (parsley, oregano, cilantro... whatever you can find) very finely and mixing them with breadcrumbs. Sear the rack of lamb to pre-cook it, then crust it and bake it to achieve a nice green/golden brown color. 
 
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Well im using an air fryer so that my help. Have trief burger king Cheetos. Chicken fingers taste like nothing.
 
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I just breaded some pork scallops tonight with plain breadcrumbs, and I was thinking, next time I may try to add ground dried porcini, minced garlic,  and rosemary, as in Pangrattato. That could be interesting!
 
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I just breaded some pork scallops tonight with plain breadcrumbs, and I was thinking, next time I may try to add ground dried porcini, minced garlic,  and rosemary, as in Pangrattato. That could be interesting!
Someone is obsessed with pangrattato./img/vbsmilies/smilies/rollsmile.gif

One of my favorite coatings is saltine crackers, minced garlic, and lemon zest.  An herb too if I have it on hand.  There is nobody on earth that loves cheetos more than I do (seriously!) but even I wouldn't use them for a coating.  I don't even like the trendy corn flake trend.
 

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You gotta use the pre fried or pre baked versions of these.  So use pretzel dough par baked, then made into pretzel crumbs.  Same with Doritos.  You can use a chip that's meant for frying that is "pre-fry" and use that to coat your product.

Personally I like fresh bread crumbs either plain or with herbs added and salt and pepper.
 
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Someone is obsessed with pangrattato./img/vbsmilies/smilies/rollsmile.gif
Definitely. And so are my kids. That stuff is gold dust, I can sprinkle it on anything and they'll eat it. I can never thank you enough for that! And this time I got the name right!!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif
 
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