Sometimes I need simple but good food.
No fancy flavor or plate needed, just simple and delicious food.
And Katsu is one of my to-go simple dish to make when I’m not So-Created mood. lol
I like to make with boneless pork chops or chicken breast. Those two are my favorites because easy to prepare and handle it.
I usually butterflied boneless & skinless chicken breast in lengthwise, so it will coat evenly with panko also cook evenly. I season chicken with salt and pepper, coat with flour then bitten egg then finally panko.
I like to use fresh panko as possible, but I’m not the industrious person in the world so I don’t make fresh breadcrumbs every time I make katsu. lol Instead I add water to regular panko. Not too much, just enough to make panko moist and soft, NOT soaked. You will surprise how much difference the little bit of water can make, of course in a great way! It sticks on the meat 100 times better, and when you cooking it, it browns up so beautifully. And the best part, extra crunch! YAY!! ^0^
So, if you haven’t tried yet, try one day.
Just add 1 Tablespoon water to 1 cup of panko.
If it’s still too dry, add 1 teaspoon water at a time. It might need more or less water defending how dry/old your panko is.
Commonly katsu served with cooked warm rice, cabbage salad, miso or clear soup and dipping sauce. Looking at the picture and talking about it, makes me want to make katsu again soon!! hehe
I hope you feel same way and get cooking!! ^0^
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Good luck! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥