Turkey Katsu Sando: Crispy Japanese Turkey Sandwich Recipe カツサンド

Katsu Sando Crispy Japanese Turkey Sandwich recipe カツサンド

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If you love turkey sandwiches, this crispy Japanese turkey katsu sando is next level. This recipe plays on the classic Tonkatsu deep-fried pork cutlets dish coated with panko crumbs and then deep-fried




  1. Lightly season both sides of the turkey thighs with salt and pepper.
  2. Crack the egss in a small bowl or container and lightly beat it.
  3. Add AP Flour and Panko breadcrumbs in seperate containers.
  4. Sprinkle the turkey thighs with flour.
  5. Dip a slice of turkey in the egg wash and transfer to the panko. Ensure both sides are covered. Repeat this process.
  6. Heat half an inch of oil in a large frying pan or cast iron braiser. Fry the turkey until golden brown and cooked through. Flip halfway through. Deep-fried each side for 1.5 minutes per side. Drain on the cooling rack.
  7. Alternatively, bake the turkey thighs at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Flipping halfway through also.
  8. In seperate bowl, mix thinly sliced cabbge with 1 tablespoon of Kewpie Mayo and Shichimi Togarashi seasoning
  9. Toast 4 slices of bread until golden brown. Slice off the crusts.
  10. Assemble the sandwich with the turkey cutlet, cabbage and sauce. Add the turkey on one sice and drizzle with tonkatsu sauce. Top the other side with thinly sliced cabbage.
  11. Then cut the sandwich so that the cut-side faces upwards. Insert bamboo skewers through the middle of the sandwich to hold it together.
  12. Enjoy immediately.



  • Use a heavy duty commercial baking sheet that won't warp in the oven. This is the baking sheet and cooling rack I use.
  • I also prefer using a cast iron braiser for deep-frying because of its depth.
  • Make sure your turkey thighs are patted dry with paper towel before seasoning.

Keywords: Turkey Sandwich, Katsu Sando, Crispy, Japanese, カツサンド, Tonkatsu, Bread, Sammy, turkey katsu recipe, cutlet

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