Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Japanese Crumbed Chicken Cutlet And Curry On Rice チキンカツカレー Chickin Katsu Kare
I have posted the pork version , tonkatsu kare a popular yoshoku dish (Japanese versions of European cuisines invented in the late 19th to early 20th century) when I first started blogging. We always feel extremely satisfied after such a meal and the good thing is so very little effort is required to create such a delicious and balanced meal at home.
I recently spent a lovely afternoon with my dear friend A and a group of lovely Japanese ladies at her family home. We were spoilt with a beautiful Japanese feast, not to mention some really interesting people that we met. I will put up a post for that outing soon so please stay tuned!
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serves 4 as a one dish meal
2 skinless chicken breast
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup of flour
1 cup of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)*
salt and pepper to taste
Japanese rice to serve
pickle ginger* to serve
for the curry;
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion, cut into large chunks
3 celery ribs, sliced
a handful of snow peas, top and tailed and sliced
1 Japanese curry block*
salt and pepper to taste
All ingredients marked * can be found at all good Asian grocers and selected mainstream supermarkets.
Prepare the vegetables and set aside.
Cut chicken lengthwise and flatten with a kitchen mallet.
Season chicken with salt and pepper and crumb chicken with panko (flour - beaten egg - panko). This can be done and set aside while you continue with the curry.
Saute vegetables with a little cooking oil before adding enough water (according to the packaging), cook until vegetables are tender.
Break curry block into pieces and add it into the pot, stirring constantly.
Keep stirring until the curry block has fully dissolved, simmer for a minute, turn off the heat and keep warm.
Fry cutlets in batches until golden brown, drain well and rest for a few minutes before serving.
Place some steamed Japanese rice on a plate, ladle some curry over and top with the sliced cutlets.