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:

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

How to make Kushikatsu:

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.


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