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Crispy Menchi Katsu

better than chicken

Chicken Katsu Curry has become an iconic and beloved Japanese dish in the UK, with numerous recipes and even Katsu Curry Kits available at supermarkets. But if you're looking for something different, you might enjoy Menchi-Katsu - a fried meat cake often served in bento boxes. Try our recipe for Wagyu Menchi Katsu and serve it with curry for a delicious twist on a classic dish. Itadakimasu!




  • 200g Wagyu Beef (finely minced)

  • 300g Pork Mince

  • 1/2 Medium Onion (finely diced)

  • 1 tbsp Butter

  • 7 tbsp Panko Bread Crumbles

  • 1 tbsp Milk

  • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise

  • 2 Large Eggs

  • 1/2 tsp Beef Stock Cube

  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/2 Black Pepper

  • 1 Large Eggs (for coating)

  • 30g Plain Flour (for coating)

  • 45g Panko Bread Crumbles (for coating)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Wagyu beef mince, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, panko breadcrumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt and black pepper. Mix well until everything is fully combined.

  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a flat oval shape.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully place the meat cakes in the pan.

  4. Fry the meat cakes for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  5. Drain the meat cakes on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

  6. Serve the Wagyu Menchi-Katsu with curry sauce for dipping.

Enjoy your delicious and unique twist on the classic Japanese dish!

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