Menchi-Katsu (メンチカツ) made from a Japanese breaded and deep-fried ground meat patty or a fried meat cake.
Menchi and katsu phonologically modified versions of the words “mince” and “cutlet”. Katsu may refer to any deep-fried meat cutlet coated with flour, egg, and bread crumbs.
It is an example of yōshoku or foods adapted from western cuisine. Katsu itself usually refers to tonkatsu, and made with pork cutlets.
In eastern Japan, the word Menchi-katsu used in general, but unlike in western Japan, the word minchi-katsu more often called (ミ ン チ カ ツ).
Menchi katsu made from minced beef, aka ground beef mixed with egg and onion, compacted, then wrapped in bread flour. After that, it is fried until golden and the surface is crispy.
If you want to try making menchi katsu, here is an easy recipe to put into practice.
150 grams of ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon beef broth (optional)
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 chicken egg white
salt to taste
the right amount of oil
1 chicken egg, beat off
flour to taste
50 grams of bread flour
How to Make Katsu Menchi:
1. Combine ground beef, chopped onion, and chicken eggs. after that season with ground pepper, salt, sugar, ground pepper, and beef broth (optional).
2. Secondly, Press the dough into a flat round shape, then roll it into the flour.
3. Thirdly Dip the katsu mixture into the chicken egg that has been beaten off, then finally cover it with breadcrumbs.
4. and the Last, Heat large quantities of cooking oil, then fry the menchi katsu over medium heat until golden brown.
Serve the menchi katsu with ketchup or mayonnaise. Include a vegetable salad consisting of thin slices of cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes.Try it.