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Cabbage Menchi Katsu (With Grated Onion Sauce)

Cabbage Menchi Katsu (With Grated Onion Sauce)

This is a juicy menchi katsu full of cabbage Top it with the grated onion sauce and you'll gobble it up in no time!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Ground pork or ground beef
300 g
Cabbage
about 3 leaves
Onion
1/2
Egg
1
Panko
1 cup (200 ml)
Milk
60 ml
Salt
a small amount
Pepper
a small amount
Frying oil
as needed
Easy 2-Step Batter (Recipe ID: 1364962)
Egg
1
Cake flour
8 tablespoons
Water
5 tablespoons
Panko
as needed
Grated Onion Sauce
Water
150 ml
Sugar
2 teaspoons
Mirin
2 tablespoons
Sake
1 tablespoon
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
3 tablespoons
Your favorite grilling sauce (or Worcestershire-style sauce)
2 teaspoons
Grated onion
3 tablespoons
Katakuriko slurry
as needed

Steps

1. [Grated Onion Sauce] Combine all the ingredients except for the katakuriko slurry in a pot. Once it comes to a slight boil, add the katakuriko slurry to thicken.
2. [Easy 2-Step Batter] Crack the egg open into a bowl and beat. Add the cake flour and water and mix well.
3. Finely chop the cabbage, rub in the salt, and let sit for a bit. Finely chop the onion. Add the panko and milk and let soak.
4. Combine the meat, egg, the Step cabbage (wring out the moisture), the Step 3 onions, the Step 3 panko, salt, and pepper in a bowl and knead well with your hands.
5. Divide Step 4's meat mixture into 6 cm diameter, 1 cm thick patties and arrange in a small pan.
6. Dredge Step 5 in the batter from Step 2. (If you grip it with chopsticks, it will probably crumble, so get enough batter on it so that it doesn't break when picked up.)
7. Coat both sides of the meat from Step 6 with panko in a bowl.
8. Heat the oil and fry Step 7 in it. Transfer to a plate and top with the grated onion from Step 1.

Story Behind this Recipe

After consulting various recipes, I came up with my own variation.