October 29, 2013

Chicken Katsu (チキンカツ) 日式炸鸡排 - AFF Japan

I have never post a Japanese dish before in my blog :p Can you imagine that i love Japanese food but never cook them myself. I only make sushi once a while and that all. 
Following Wendy's Malaysia Food Fest i learned and shared all Malaysian very authentic food from state to state and again now am following her to Asian Food Fest to learn more from country to country within Asian. This month is food in Japan and the host is Alan from travelling- foodies
没在这上过日本料理的贴子呢!! 我家人爱吃日本料理不过不知道为什么没自己动手准备过, 除了做寿司!! 想想可能是觉得很难...还是买不到日式的素材和酱料还是懒呢.. 哈哈!!
现在也该动手了, 我家宝贝们喜欢炸的日本料理. 随着WendyAFF活动 (主持人是Alan, 本月的日本料理) 我才发现其实做日本料理不难.只要找对素材和找对食谱就能做出一道美味的好菜了.

Chicken Katsu, can i say this is a very delicious and easy to prepare dish. The main ingredient is just chicken breast, it is breaded with flour, egg, panko and deep fried, the chicken transform into a crispy, juicy satisfying meal. (I quoted Nami's words :p) 
These Chicken Katsu is so tasty and my kids love it.

Crispy outside and moist and juicy inside.

Chicken Katsu (チキンカツ) 日式炸鸡排
recipe source. adapted from Just One Cookbook


3 chicken breast (1.6 lb)
2 Tbsp sake (i use chinese cooking wine)
sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
All purpose flour
2 eggs
Panko (i use three pieces of frozen homemade white bread cut away the crust and blend them into crumbs in a processor)
Oil for deep frying
Tonkatsu sauce

To Do:

1. Rinse the chicken, pat dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken diagonally. With this cutting technique each piece will have more surface so it will cook faster.

2. Put the chicken in a bowl and add sake, salt and pepper. Set aside for 15 minutes.

3. Dust the flour on the chicken and remove excess flour. Then dip it in beaten egg.

4.Lastly dredge the chicken in panko and remove the excess. If you have time let the chicken sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. (i have not time, i cook the chicken straight away :p)

5. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a cast iron skillet. (i use a pair of chopstick to test the oil to see if the oil is ready)

6. Put 2-3 pieces at a time. If you put too many chicken pieces, the temperature of the oil will drop too quickly and the chicken will end up absorbing too much oil.

7. Deep fry until both sides are golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack or a lined tray. Between batches, make sure to pick up breadcrumbs. When you don't pick up the breadcrumbs will get burnt and the oil will get darker. Make sure to keep the oil clean throughout deep frying. r

Enjoying this with some tonkatsu sauce.

Tonkatsu Sauce
picture extract from just one cookbook
I can't get this tonkatsu sauce from my place. We would have to travel to Brunei to buy this as the supermarket there sell a lot of foreign country sauces and condiments. I following Nami's Tonkatsu sauce recipe.

Tonkatsu Sauce

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Ketchup
1/2 Tbsp osyter sauce
1 1/8 tsp 

To Do:
Combine the ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk together. Adjust the sauce according to your liking.

I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest #1 Oct 2013 : Japan, hosted by Alan from travelling-foodies

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  1. I'm first, can i have a piece, lol...

  2. I've just made Japanese Castella Cake yesterday.
    But I've never tried any Japanese dish before.
    This looks yummy! I'll try it out.

  3. 看了很开胃~ 嘻嘻 。。。。。。 小朋友一定很爱它。

  4. Great Chicken Katsu over there. Please pass to me some if have...

    Wish you have a nice day.

  5. Hi Doreen,

    I've been slacked this month too not cooking any Japanese for AFF. Ops!!! I promise that I will work harder next month - LOL!

    Your chicken katsu looks crunchy... Saying that, my tummy is rumbling :p


  6. what beautifully done katsu! like you, i love jap cuisine.. but i'd never even made sushi before.. the nearest i ever got to, was probably cooking rice (less the sushi vinegar... wahahaha)... so, i'd rather eat at yours :D

  7. perfectly done crunchy chicken..loved it...

  8. Looks very appetizing.....and it was so well done.

  9. I guess i won't cook anything that we can easily purchased like jap.food...hehhe
    your katsu is looks moist inside with crispy outside, since i had some weight issue, i guess i'm choosing the baked version...

  10. Not only I love chicken katsu, my children also love them too! My gf taught me another way of preparing tonkatsu sauce, ie Worcestershire sauce, ketchup sauce & light soy sauce. And I made once to dip with my chicken katsu too but didn't take any photos as when I finished prepared it was already too late for dinner, all the hungry mouths were waiting to be fed, haha!

  11. Hi Mui Mui, your chicken katsu looks so yummy! May I come over now?

  12. 我还没有用过鸡肉做,想必一定非常好吃 :)

  13. 哇!这个在我家小朋友看到会秒杀的。。。嘻嘻

  14. this will make a great sandwich filling too with some lettuce, tomato , cheese and tonkatsu sauce too!

  15. Hey , I've made pork katsu today , sadly , not for blogging purposes :D Yours look as good as mine lol I never thought homemade tonkatsu sauce is so easy !


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