Kushikatsu , also known as kushiage is a Japanese dish of deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables.
Kushikatsu is eaten as a snack, but there are also restaurants that specialize in varying this theme and offer an entire meal (omakase) with as many as 30 different skewers.
Ingredients for Kushikatsu:
for 12 pieces
- 9 ounces - pork tender loin, excess fat removed, cut into 12 cubes
- 3 long green onions, or young slender leeks, white part only
- Japanese green pepper
- Tonkatsu sauce
For the Batter
- 1½ cup all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup - 240ml milk
- 2 Tbsp oil
- bread crumbs, fine
Lightly season the pork.
Cut the onions and the green peppers crosswise into 30 pieces, about 1 1/2″ long.
Thread a piece of onion, a cube of pork, green pepper, pork, and onion on each skewer.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 2 eggs, milk, and oil. Dip meat and vegetables in the batter, then dip in the bread crumbs.
Deep-fry at 350F until brown.
Serve with Tonkatsu sauce for dipping.