Salty Tsukune (Chicken Patties) with Japanese Leeks

Salty Tsukune (Chicken Patties) with Japanese Leeks

These chicken patties are stuffed with lot of Japanese leeks! This gives the illusion that you are using more meat when actually you're using less.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Minced chicken thigh
150-160 g
1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Japanese leek
Sesame oil
to taste


1. Separate the Japanese leek into green and white parts and set aside the white parts. Chop the green part of the leek. In a bowl, mix the minced chicken with salt, sake, katakuriko, and chopped leeks.
2. Knead well until it develops a sticky consistency, then divide into 3 portions.
3. Cut the white part of the Japanese leek into 3 portions. Wet your hands with sesame oil and wrap the white leek stick with the meat mixture. This yields 3 portions. Cook on a heated pan over medium heat.
4. Roll them as you cook to cook them well through the middle.
5. Slice them into 3-4 portions each and they're done!! Serve with lemon if desired.

Story Behind this Recipe

My children love chicken patties, but I want them to eat vegetables, so I made this recipe. It also has a very nice sesame oil aroma!