Kushikatsu

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Kushikatsu is Japanese dish of deep fried skewered meat and vegetables. You can use a variety of meats and vegetables and customize it to what you like.  This dish is very easy to make. However, I could not find a good recipe for the sauce.

I decided to use carrots, cauliflower, chicken and pork. Prepare the vegetables by cooking them slightly. This helps make them nice and soft when you deep fry them.

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Slice the pork into strips and make sure you remove the excess fat and skin on the chicken before adding them onto skewers. I unfortunately didn’t get any skewers so its more katsu than kushikatsu.

20160228_191039To make the crunchy batter use egg, flour and panko. Panko is a japanese bread crumb used in many deep fried dishes. I like to season my flour and egg with some salt and pepper before using them as batter.

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Start the batter but coating the items in flour. The flour helps to create a dry surface for the egg to bind.
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Once the items are coated, dip them in an egg wash. 
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After dipping the item in the egg wash, roll it in panko. Making sure to coat the entire thing.20160228_192422Continue the steps until all the items are coated with panko. 

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In a frying pan, heat the oil to med-high. You may need to adjust the heat on your stove if this is your first time frying food on it. You do not want the oil to be too hot. I also do not use a lot of oil but enough to cover half of my items I want to fry.

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Deep fry the items until they are golden brown. Make sure to keep adding oil if the pan runs out.

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Serve with rice and a diluted tonkatsu dipping sauce. Enjoy!!

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