Skewered Pork Cutlets

Kushi Katsu

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 dozen sticks

    • Difficulty


Appears in
An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

  • About

The Japanese “discovered” the pleasures of breaded fried pork thanks to the Dutch influence in Nagasaki several hundred years ago. More recently, the Japanese redesigned the dish by taking what was essentially a main course and making it over into an appetizer or snack. Kushi katsu are now a popular item on many Japanese menus through the United States.

Because the Japanese use special, coarse bread crumbs, the fried pork stays crispy for hours and is quite delicious at room