Crusty Fluffy Fried Hanpen with Ham and Cheese

Crusty Fluffy Fried Hanpen with Ham and Cheese

The fluffy texture of the hanpen with its crunchy crust makes this irresistible. Enjoy as is, or with ketchup.

Ingredients: 2 servings

2 slices
Easily-melted cheese
1 slice
1 tablespoon
Coarsely ground black pepper
As needed
Breading (cake flour, egg, panko)
As needed
Frying oil
As needed


1. Slice the hanpen in half. Make cuts in its side and open up like a pocket, as seen above.
2. Halve the cheese. Lay it on the ham. Squirt mayonnaise on top. Sprinkle coarsely ground black pepper, then fold in half.
3. Make sure it doesn't stick out. Dredge with flour, egg, panko in order.
4. Heat oil and deep-fry until golden brown. You also can deep-fry in a pan with lots of oil.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like to grill the hanpen with ham and cheese, so this time I fried them.