Katsu Curry Ramen is a fusion of Japanese katsu curry and ramen, combining the crispy breaded and fried cutlet with the rich and flavorful curry sauce, all served over a bowl of ramen noodles. Here’s how you can make Katsu Curry Ramen at home:
For the Katsu:
2 pork loin or chicken breast cutlets (tonkatsu or chicken katsu)
Salt and pepper
Flour, for dusting
1-2 eggs, beaten
Cooking oil, for frying
For the Curry Sauce:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 potatoes, diced
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey or sugar (adjust to taste)
Salt and pepper, to taste
For the Ramen:
Ramen noodles, cooked according to package instructions
Chopped green onions, for garnish
Season the pork or chicken cutlets with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Dredge each cutlet in flour, dip it into the beaten eggs, and coat it with panko breadcrumbs.
Heat cooking oil in a skillet or deep pan over medium heat. Fry the cutlets until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides. Once cooked, place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Slice the cutlets into strips.
Prepare Curry Sauce:
In a saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
Add diced carrots and potatoes to the saucepan and cook for a few minutes.
Sprinkle curry powder and flour over the vegetables. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the curry powder and flour.
Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth gradually while stirring to prevent lumps from forming.
Add soy sauce and honey or sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the sauce simmer until the vegetables are tender and the sauce thickens. Adjust seasoning as needed.
Assemble Katsu Curry Ramen:
Place a portion of cooked ramen noodles in serving bowls.
Ladle the curry sauce over the noodles.
Arrange the sliced katsu cutlets on top of the curry.
Garnish with chopped green onions.
Katsu Curry Ramen offers a delightful mix of flavors and textures, combining the crispy katsu, the savory curry sauce, and the comforting ramen noodles. It’s a satisfying and hearty dish that’s sure to be a hit with those who enjoy both katsu curry and ramen.