Panko breadcrumb chicken and butternut squash with katsu curry sauce and served with rice.
- 500gms of chicken breast
- Pank breadcrumbs
- Plain flour
- Corn flour
- Teaspoon of baking powder
Katsu curry sauce
- 100 gm butter
- 2 tbsp of cooking oil
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- ½ tsp Chinese five spice
- 2 tbsp of plain flour
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 carrot grated
- 1 sweet apple peeled and grated
- Apple juice half a cup
- Chicken or vegetable stock 150ml
- 2 tbsp dark Soy sauce (add to taste)
- 2 Tbsp sugar or honey (add to taste)
- Take 500gms of chicken breast slice and flatten to make even 1cm pieces or use butternut squash cut into 1cm thickness. Cover with a little water and then place in the microwave for 8mins until cooked.
- Cool down to room temperature before attempting to cover with batter and bread crumb.
- Mix a batter together using flour (corn flour 100g to plain flour 100gm) and a teaspoon of baking powder and enough water to make it into a batter that has a consistency of single cream. Or use a readymade tempura batter.
- Coat the chicken (pork or vegetable) in the batter mix and dip into the Panko breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Press down firmly so that the breadcrumbs stick well.
- Shallow fry the meat or vegetable in oil for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper.
- Katsu curry is a sweet mild curry sauce with a fruit flavour. It compliments fried panko meat or vegetables and served with fluffy rice to create great Japanese comfort food.
Katsu Curry Sauce
- Melt the butter and cooking oil in a pan
- Fry the onions on a medium heat, when onion begin the soften, add the spices
- Cook for a few minutes before adding the flour to create a rue. Then slowly add the stock whisking to get rid of flour lumps
- Heat until boiling then add grated carrots and apple
- Reduce the heat to simmer and add apple juice and cook until the sauce has half evaporated and thicken up
- Blend the sauce once the carrots are soft to get a smooth sauce
- Then add soy and sugar to taste.