Dining with Den – Chicken Katsu & Curry Sauce
CHICKEN KATSU & CURRY SAUCE
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
2 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally
200g panko breadcrumbs
1 onion, diced
Handful of beans
1 carrot, diced
3 tbsp plain flour, plus an extra ¾ cup for crumbing
3 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp garam masala
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
600ml chicken stock
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Rice, to serve
Pickled radish, to serve
Par boil the carrots and beans.
Melt the butter in a sauté pan, add the flour and with a wooden spoon constantly stir over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes to cook out the flour. Add the vegetables. Cook for 4-5 minutes until they have softened and lightly caramelised, then whisking in the stock, little by little until thick and glossy. Add the spices and cook for a further minute then add the soy, sugar and vinegar and mix through. Ensure the veggies are cooked enough but no too soft.
Line up the chicken between two pieces of baking paper. With a meat mallet or a rolling pin, pound to tenderise and flatten. Place the flour in a shallow bowl. In another lightly beat the eggs with a little water and a pinch of salt. In the third bowl add the crumbs. Lightly flour each piece of chicken, dip in the egg wash, shake excess off then coat in the breadcrumbs.
Heat oil in a large pan and fry chicken katsu for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain excess oil on a tray lined with a rack.
Slice chicken into three pieces and serve with rice and a generous spoonful of curry sauce.
This recipe is derived from Justin Schofield and Everyday Gourmet on Channel 10