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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chicken Katsu

 I know we are health-conscious in this day and age, but once in awhile I just crave fried food! So I decided to make Japanese-style fried chicken (or katsu), which is simple to make. When my mom would make katsu, she would use pork and it would taste so good.

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.

  • 3-4 strips of boneless chicken (I usually get the frozen tenderloins from Trader Joe's)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs (You can find this in a Japanese or Korean market)
  • 1/4 cup of oil (or however much you need)
  1. Place the flour, egg and panko crumbs into separate shallow dishes. Coat the chicken breasts in flour. Dip them into the egg, and then press into the panko crumbs until well coated on both sides.  
  2. Lightly cover a frying pan with oil and turn heat to medium-high. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper for taste. Best served immediately after cooking.

Make sure you close all the doors surrounding your kitchen - all the frying will stink up the place! And of course, you have to have some vegetable so I cooked some kale.

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