In the Kitchen

Ask Plated: What Is Japanese Katsu?

You’ve likely seen katsu on menus, but find out what it actually refers to.

Katsu, or “cutlet” in Japanese, refers to meat that’s been pounded thin before being cooked. The method of rendering cutlets uniformly thin is similar to French paillard. Chicken katsu is a popular dish of fried chicken wherein the meat is seasoned, then dredged in flour, then egg, and finally panko breadcrumbs—a flaky type of breadcrumb made with white bread.

Try it this week in our Chicken Katsu with Asian Greens and Wasabi Aioli dish.


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