I saw this idea on Pinterest and it really struck a cord for me. Being from Hawaii, we do love our Spam® and I thought that we’d try it a different way.
Auntie Doni’s Spam® Katsu
1 can Spam®, cut into 6 slices
1 Egg, beaten well
1/2 C. Flour (I used Rice Flour, just `cuz)
1/2 – 1 C. Panko Crumbs
Approx. 2 C. Vegetable Oil
Set up a “breading station” as you would for any other recipe:
2 plates, one for the Flour and 1 for the Panko (I use paper plates here);
a shallow bowl for the beaten Egg.
Bread as usual, Flour-Egg-Crumbs, I like to really press the Panko into the Spam® for a super crunch. Set a-side on a rimmed baking sheet with a rack inserted into it to firm up the crust.
Heat a large Fry Pan over medium-high heat (about 350°) with the Oil in it.
Set a-side another rimmed baking sheet with a rack inserted to drain the cooked Spam® Katsu.
Shallow fry each Spam® cutlet until GBD (golden brown and delicious ); place the finished product on that clean rack.
I served our Spam® Katsu along side some Fried Saimin and since I had that pan of hot Oil, some Chicken Katsu as well.
If you want to, a final flourish of chopped Green Onions makes for a pretty presentation.
Some folks like to put a Katsu Sauce over their cutlets, we like ours naked
But if you like, try this …
Easy Katsu Sauce
makes about 1/2 Cup
1/4 C. Ketchup
1/4 C. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Sugar
Combine well and refrigerate in a covered container, like a Mason Jar. There’s so many ways to make this Sauce, you choose.
Remember, a recipe is simply someone else’s idea, take it and make it your own.
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