Recipe: KATSUDON!

Katsudon is one of the few dishes I equate with my magical childhood.  My dad served his mission in Japan back in the seventies and when my parents got married, my mom would make this for us for fancy Sunday dinners or other special occasions.  It was one of our little grasps of Japan in our family culture.  My mom made it with pork but I make it with chicken (JW prefers chicken) and it has now become a special dish in my own little family culture as well.

Katsudon
Serves 4
A delicious Japanese dish, perfect for fancy occasions.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. Four chicken breasts- boneless
  2. 6 eggs (dad likes 8)
  3. -two will be used in breading the pork loin
  4. 1-2 c flour for breading
  5. 1 large yellow or white onion sliced into thin rings
  6. bread crumbs - non seasoned (panko is best for this recipe)
  7. oil for frying
  8. 1/3 c. soy sauce
  9. 1/3 c plus a little of sugar
  10. 2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Heat one inch deep oil on medium high.
  2. Cut extra fat away from chicken. Mix two eggs in a bowl and put flour and breadcrumbs in two separate bowls. Coat pork in flour then eggs and then breadcrumbs.
  3. Fry in a one inch depth of oil til very brown, it doesn't have to be completely cooked through but at least very close. Set chicken aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Mix water, sugar and soy sauce thoroughly in a fry pan and bring to a boil.**
  5. Place onion rings around pan. Boil onions for about 5-7 minutes (7 was perfect for me), or until tender.
  6. When chicken breasts are cooled a little, cut them into slices and place on top of onions. Bring to a boil.
  7. Whip the remaining 4 eggs and pour over boiling mixture. Put lid on and let eggs cook for about two minutes. Serve over rice immediately.* Itadakimasu!!
Notes
  1. **I like to double the sauce.
  2. *The longer eggs cook they will turn a gray color from mixing with the soy. Serve when eggs are still yellow.
Adapted from Gramma Jac
Adapted from Gramma Jac
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