While most cooks default to breadcrumbs for fried and breaded foods, they’re not your only choice for a crunchy golden crust. Alternatives exist! You have breakfast staples like oatmeal, cornflakes, and other mild cereals. Snacks like potato or tortilla chips will also work, as long as they’re plainly flavored—though that hasn’t stopped others from using Doritos.
And Skyflakes? Absolutely. With their sturdy crumb and neutral flavor profile, the crackers fry up into a super-crunchy breading for fried cutlets. Either pulverize them into fine crumbs for an even crust, or leave small shards intact for a craggier bite. A dredge of flour and egg adheres the Skyflakes to our chicken cutlet like glue; shallow-frying keeps them pressed to the protein while using less oil.