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Hitokuchi Katsu (Bite-Size Breaded Pork Kebabs)

With special crunchy Japanese Panko breadcrumbs, this delicious dish is ideal for a finger buffet/starter.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 300g pork cubes

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 6 tbsp. plain flour

  • 3 tbsp. water

  • 120g Panko Japanese breadcrumbs (click here to buy)

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Oil for deep frying

  • Bamboo skewers


  1. Mix the egg, plain flour and water in a bowl.

  2. Lightly salt and pepper the pork cubes then add to the bowl.

  3. Coat the prok cubes with breadcrumbs.

  4. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan to around 180°C then fry the breaded pork cubes until crisp and golden.

  5. Put one or two of the pork cubes on a bamboo skewer and serve.

Serving Suggestion

Great when served with traditional Japanese tonkatsu brown sauce (click here to buy). Also lovely with tomato ketchup, sweet chilli sauce or simply just a squeeze of lemon juice.


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