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Panade in a clear bowl with a sliver spoon.

How to Make a Panade

Here is a general panade recipe that will work with a pound of ground meat. You can substitute other starches or liquids as you see fit, and tweak the ratio as needed. Yield: 1/2 cup panade.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 36kcal


A panade for 1 pound of ground meat:


To make a panade for 1 pound of ground meat:

  • In a medium bowl, add bread and milk. Let sit for a minute until the milk is absorbed, then mash until smooth (about 1 minute).
  • Proceed with the rest of your recipe.



General Panade guidelines:
For meatballs and meatloaf:
  • 1/4 cup starch : 1/4 cup liquid : 1 pound ground meat
For example, if you're making meatballs, soak 1/4 cup breadcrumbs in 1/4 cup milk and mix with 1 pound ground beef (you'll probably be adding 1 egg per pound or two of meat, too).
For burgers:
  • 2 tbsp starch : 2 tbsp liquid : 1 pound ground meat


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg