Farmhouse Recipe: Chinese-style Onion Kakiage Fritters

Farmhouse Recipe: Chinese-style Onion Kakiage Fritters

You can make a delicious Chinese style kakiage (tempura deep fried fritters) with just onions and pork. This was my father's secret recipe, and I've loved it since I was a child. It's so good!

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

300 g (about 1 1/2 onions)
Pork roast or loin (for tonkatsu)
200 g
6 tablespoons
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
To taste


1. Cut the onions into wedges, and separate the layers.
2. Cut the pork into 5 mm width strips.
3. Mix the onion, pork and [A] ingredients, and mix well with your hands for at least 3 minutes.
4. It will be watery for the first minute or so.
5. As you continue mixing and kneading, it will become thick as shown here. When it reaches that stage, it's time to deep fry.
6. Slide in bite sized portions of the batter-onion-pork mixture into oil heated to medium temperature, using a wooden spatula or a large spoon.
7. Deep fry for 7-8 minutes over medium heat. When the surface is golden brown and crispy, the fritters are done.
8. If the oil is too hot the fritters will burn so be careful. If they are golden brown they're fine.
9. Eat the kakiage fritters as-is while hot.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a recipe my father created.