Simple 2-Step Batter

Simple 2-Step Batter

You mix the egg and flour together in advance, so your fingertips don't get dirty.
Frying with this makes everything nice and crispy.

Ingredients: about 4 servings

This is a guideline for a medium-sized egg
Cake flour
8 tablespoons
5 tablespoons
as needed


1. Beat the egg in a bowl and then add in the flour and water and mix well.
2. *If the batter turned out too thick, add water a little at a time, until it's thinner. If it's too thin, add flour a little at a time, until it reaches your desired thickness.
3. When you're ready to fry, dip what you are frying using chopsticks into the batter. (*This picture is of a minced cutlet that I was making.)
4. Next, place it into a bowl full of panko crumbs and coat the entire surface with panko.
5. I used this batter in the following recipes! [Crispy and thick! Roasted pork and cheese cutlets] Recipe ID: 1345935
6. [Marinated Mille-Feuille Style Pork Cutlets] Recipe ID: 135271
7. [Uno hana remake! Okara croquettes] Recipe ID: 1877939
8. [Fried white fish! With sweet onion tartare sauce!] Recipe ID: 1443016
9. I also used this batter in a recipe for bento that you can freeze! [Marinated fried pork cutlets!] Recipe ID: 1964011
10. [Minced cabbage cutlets] Recipe ID: 2084495 [Soft fried chicken cutlets] Recipe ID: 1941317

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this because I didn't want to get my hands dirty while coating. I also wanted to make it easy to coat whatever I'm frying with panko crumbs.
Ever since I came up with this, I am cooking more fried foods!