Saturday, 23 April 2016

Chicken Katsu Burger

The house is unquestionably and decidedly quieter now
that Elsa has gone back to uni.
She has been our little chatterbox as long as memory serves.
She would fill the house with so much wonderful noises, 
it's unbelievable coming from such a small person.

Here's another thing that she loves - chicken cutlets of all kind 
I decided to make this as a treat before we send her back 
to her normal ration of student food.
I bet she's missing her momma's food already!

Chicken Katsu Burger

For the chicken:

6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, flatten each thigh
between two sheets of cling film 
1/2 cup plain flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil, for frying
Dip the chicken thighs in flour, then egg, then panko crumbs, 
 making sure to shake off any excess in between. 

 To cook the chicken, add the oil to a large frying pan, heat on medium to 170'C. 
Test the heat of the oil by frying few breadcrumbs - they should go golden brown.
Cook the chicken for 3 minutes on either side. 
Remove and dry on kitchen paper.

To make the Katsu sauce:

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
5cm piece ginger, finely grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp Madras curry paste 
1 tbsp plain flour  
500ml chicken stock 
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
a dash of Worcestershire sauce  
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp rice vinegar
Heat oil in a saucepan over a medium heat,
Add the onion, ginger and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes until fragrant. 
Add the curry paste and a little water. 
Then stir in flour and cook for one to two minutes. 
Gradually whisk in the stock, add the seasonings and honey and simmer, 
whisking occasionally, for about 10 minutes. 
Stir in the rice vinegar.
If the sauce is too thick, you may add water to thin it down.
Adjust seasoning, if necessary.

I served my Katsu Chicken Burger simply sans veggies as a certain someone in the family
has a distinct dislike over the green stuff.
I wonder who that might be.... x


  1. The sauce looks tempting ...
    Might make some, just to eat with the chicken..

    1. Try it... makes a nice change from the usual, mayo+ketchup combo