Try a light coat of "pride of the west" then roll it in panko.
Will turn out WAY better light brown crispy and don't cook it very long.
Also, don't use olive oil not good for deep frying.
Use canola oil. 360 -375* I think you will be amazed at the difference.
"Pride of the West" is a simple batter. I like it cause I can make it as thick or thin as I want and it always turns out very good
Don't forget a lemon squeeze.