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deep–fried ground beef cutlets

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 550 kcal
  • Total Time: 40 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 35 m
  • Japanese: Menchi-katsu



  • 400 g ground beef
  • 120 g onion
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 450 ml salad oil for deep frying


  • 35 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 60 g bread crumbs
Step 1

step 1:

Chop the onion. Heat the 1 tablespoon salad oil in a frying pan over a medium flame and sear until the onion turns a brownish color. Remove from the heat and cool the seared onion for more than 20 minutes.

Step 2

step 2:

Mix the ground beef, onion, salt and pepper in a big bowl. Form into 4 balls, and flatten into patties.

Step 3

step 3:

Lightly coat the patties with the flour in a pan.

Step 4

step 4:

Beat the egg in a bowl and coat the patties with the egg.

Step 5

step 5:

Then coat well with the bread crumbs in a separate pan.

Step 6

step 6:

Heat the oil to 170 °C and deep-fry the patties on each side 2 to 2 minutes 30 seconds until golden brown.


Remove and drain on a rack. Serve and pour the dipping sauce described below over the cutlets.


Deep-fried ground beef cutlets is a common dish. Although it is hard to make, it is delicious.


Dipping sauce

Tonkatsu Sauce
  • Tonkatsu Sauce
  • 60 ml ketchup
  • 35 ml Worcestershire sauce
Step 1
step 1:

Mix the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.