Turkey Menchi Katsu Burger Recipe
Have you ever guys ever had menchi katsu? It’s form of tonkatsu’s (that oh so crunchy panko-crusted deep-fried pork cutlet that may be a should eat Japanese dish) cheaper, youthful, extra chill vibes cousin. It’s true Japanese B-cuisine: laid again, informal meals that doesn’t price and arm and a leg. Once you’re in Japan, you possibly can normally discover menchi katsu at grocery shops or meals halls, the place they promote them for folks to take residence for dinner.
There’s additionally a really well-known meat store in Kichijoji known as Satou that sells a really well-known beef menchi katsu. Satou is a steak home in addition to a butcher in order that they occur to have a variety of additional cuts of meat that they use for minced meat. Their menchi katsu is extremely juicy – to the purpose of juice dripping down your palms if you happen to’re not cautious. The crunchy panko outsides are a scrumptious foil to the piping sizzling, comfortable and juicy insides. They’re definitely worth the lengthy line up!
However, in fact, if you happen to’re not in Tokyo and you’ve got a menchi katsu craving, why not make your individual? And why not use turkey in a tiny effort to be simply the littlest bit wholesome. Summer season is coming in any case. Gotta work on that summer time physique, am I proper?
Menchi katsu is fairly straightforward to make. All you could do is combine up floor meat with onion, panko, egg, and a little bit of milk, very similar to a meatball. Form them up, do a traditional breading station of flour, egg, and panko, a dip in sizzling oil for a deeply golden crust, and also you’re finished.
I paired the menchi patties with karashi mustard (Japan’s model of yellow mustard), tonkatsu sauce, a toasted buttered brioche bun, and cheese as a result of cheese makes all the things even higher. Cheese is sort of a VSCO filter, however for meals. It was SO GOOD. Extremely juicy, crunchy, and completely paired with the comfortable and fluffy brioche. In all probability probably the greatest sandwiches I’ve ever made.
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Turkey Menchi Katsu Burger Recipe
makes 2 huge burgers
- half of lb floor turkey thighs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/four cup panko
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt
- 1/eight teaspoon freshly floor pepper
- half of cup flour
- 1 flippantly crushed egg
- 1 cup panko
- canola or grapeseed oil for deep frying
- sliced cheese
- toasted brioche buns
- mustard of alternative
- takoyaki/tonkatsu sauce
In a bowl, combine the bottom turkey with the milk, onion, 1/four cup panko, egg, salt, and pepper. The combination will likely be very unfastened. At this level, it will be finest to place them within the fridge to agency up. In case you really feel like the combination remains to be to troublesome to form, you possibly can add extra panko to the combination, however the extra panko you add the extra dense your menchi katsu will likely be. Free filling equals juicer, looser patties.
Divide the meat combination into 2 equal parts and form into patties. Dip into the flour, shaking off extra, then into the egg, then the panko, being certain to coat totally and evenly. Place the patties within the fridge whilst you warmth up oil for deep frying.
In a really deep heavy bottomed pot, warmth up 2 inches of oil over medium excessive warmth till 350°F. Fastidiously decrease in a menchi katsu and cook dinner, flipping as wanted, till deeply golden, crunchy, and cooked via, about 5 minutes. Take away from the oil and drain on a wire rack. High with a slice of cheese. Deep fry the opposite patty then high with a slice of cheese.
Unfold mustard (I used Japanese mustard) on the underside bun. High with a tacky menchi katsu patty and drizzle on sauce to style. High with the highest bun and luxuriate in instantly!