Non-Fried Tofu Minced Katsu

Non-Fried Tofu Minced Katsu

These are non fried minced katsu (cutlets) flavored with chicken tenders and shiitake. It uses the same meat mixture as Recipe ID: 953288 "No-Fry Sweet N' Sour Meatballs."

Ingredients: 2 people (10 pieces)

Chicken tenders
70 g
250 g (or one whole package)
Shiitake mushroom
Dried wheat gluten (Fu)
10 pieces
2 tablespoons
●Soy sauce
About 3 drops
●Cooking sake
1 tablespoon
a small amount
●Black pepper
a pinch
Olive oil
As needed (※referenced in the tips section)
Cooking sake
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
as needed


1. Microwave the tofu for 1 minute, add the warmed tofu, finely chopped shiitake mushrooms, chicken tenders, grated wheat gluten, and • flavoring ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Add the meat mixture from step 1 in a pan coated with olive oil after rolling them up into bite-sized portions, add Japanese sake, and steam cook.
3. Once one side has browned a bit, flip over, and transfer to a plate after they have cooked through.
4. The meat mixture up to this point is the same as "Diet No-Fry Tofu Sweet N' Spicy Meatballs" (Recipe ID: 953288), so you can use half to make these.
5. Cover with flour, whisked egg, and panko, cook in a pan coated with olive oil, and take them out onto plates after they have turned golden brown.
6. Garnish with soy sauce, lemon, or ketchup, and it is done .

Story Behind this Recipe

I ate a dish similar to this at one of my favorite cafés, figured it would be easy to make at home, and tried to figure out how to do it without frying. This recipe might not exactly resemble minced katsu, but that's the name that the cafe used, so I used the name as-is.