Courtney's Don Katsu

Ingredients: (Increase depending on how many you are feeding. This recipe was enough to feed four people.)
  • 1 lbs. Pork, sirloin or Pork Chop (You can switch this with chicken if you don’t eat pork.)
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs (Or more as needed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Paprika seasoning, light coating
  • Canola Oil,or vegetable Oil (Use only enough to immerse the pork half way)

Katsu Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Hot Water
  • 1 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin or sake
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Mustard
Stir everything together and set aside. Simple as that lol.
Pat the meat with paper towels to get rid of extra moisture and blood.
Pound the meat until they are thin, how long this takes depends on the cut of meat.
Season the meat with a pinch of salt, pepper and paprika on each side[You can also add other seasons if you prefer].
Whip the eggs in a small bowl and set aside.
Pour the flour and Panko onto separate plates and set aside.
Preheat the oil on medium to low heat.
Coat the meat in the flour, a thin coat is all that’s needed. Then coat it in the eggs then a thin layer of the panko.
Check that the oil is hot enough by placing a small peice of the panko into the oil, it should float on the oil with bubbles.
Carefully place a few peices of the meat into the pan, try not to completely fill the pan or you risk some cooking faster than others. Two or three at a time should be fine.
Cook until the batter is a golden brown, flip it over and cook the other side until it is the same. It should take about five minutes on each side. Again depending on the cut of meat you may need to alter the cooking times.
Once it is done, place it on a plate with paper towels and blot out the excess oil.
Cut the meat at an angle and place onto the plate or over rice/noodles/cabbage or whatever else you plan to eat it with.
Pour some of the sauce over top and your meal is complete!
Don Katsu is a quick and easy meal that doesn’t take up too much of your time to make. It’s a delicious filling meal that you can make for yourself or for family and friends. It’s a simple recipe that’s a great addition to your meal plan!

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