Katsu Sand (sandwich) with Furikake

Katsu Sand (sandwich) with Furikake

Katsu sand, short for katsu sandwich, is a popular Japanese dish consisting of a breaded and deep-fried cutlet typically made from pork or chicken. Furikake is a Japanese seasoning blend that is sprinkled on various dishes to add flavor. It typically consists of toasted sesame seeds, dried seaweed, salt, sugar, and sometimes dried fish flakes.

When combined, Katsu sand with Furikake refers to a katsu sandwich that has been enhanced with the addition of furikake seasoning. The furikake can be sprinkled on the cutlet itself or added to the sandwich as a condiment, providing an extra layer of umami flavor.

To make a Katsu sand with Furikake, you will typically need the following ingredients:

  • Bread: Traditional Japanese milk bread or soft sandwich bread is commonly used.
  • Katsu: Pork or chicken cutlet that has been breaded and deep-fried until crispy.
  • Furikake: A flavorful seasoning blend, typically made from sesame seeds, seaweed, salt, sugar, and other ingredients.
  • Condiments: Optional condiments can include mayonnaise, tonkatsu sauce, or mustard, depending on personal preference.
  • Vegetables: Sliced cabbage or lettuce can be added for texture and freshness.

Here's a general process for making Katsu sand with Furikake:

  1. Prepare the katsu: Bread and deep-fry a pork or chicken cutlet until golden brown and cooked through.
  2. Slice the bread: Cut the bread into slices, removing the crust if desired.
  3. Spread condiments: Spread a layer of condiments such as mayonnaise, tonkatsu sauce, or mustard on the bread.
  4. Add the katsu: Place the katsu on one slice of bread.
  5. Sprinkle furikake: Generously sprinkle furikake seasoning on the katsu.
  6. Add vegetables: Add a layer of sliced cabbage or lettuce on top of the katsu.
  7. Assemble the sandwich: Place the second slice of bread on top to complete the sandwich.
  8. Optional: You can cut the sandwich into halves or quarters for easier handling.

Enjoy your Katsu sand with Furikake! It's a delicious and satisfying dish with a combination of crunchy, savory katsu and flavorful furikake seasoning.

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