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Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway

[This post is part of a paid collaboration with Aldi ]

When Aldi challenged me to recreate some of my favourite meals… One had to be the ICONIC Wagamama Katsu Chicken Curry. One ingredient that makes Katsu curry stand out is that supper crunchy panko bread crumb coating on the chicken. I hear you ask…. does Aldi sell Panko bread crumbs, Nah… But no panko is no problem.. Just fake your own for this Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway. ⁣

Buy a loaf of white toast bread and pop it in the freezer. Once the slices are frozen solid, sauce off the crusts and then grate on the coarse side of a box grater. Then dry the crumbs out in the oven in a really low heat. Thank Me later. ⁣

The ingredients for this meal set me back £6.64 and it left ingredients to use another day. ⁣

I’ve popped the recipe and a how-to video below! Kanpai

Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway
Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway

Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway

Aldi Quick Cook Chicken Breast Sizzlers
White Sliced Bread
2 Eggs
150g + 2 tbs Flour
2 tbs Curry Powder
1 Onion
Garlic to taste (tube or powder or fresh)
1 tsp Ginger (tube or fresh)
1 tsp salt
2 sugar tsp
1 Chicken Stock Cube
100ml Coconut Milk
Vegetable oil to fry
Veg to pickle (Radish, Carrots or Red onions)

Make ‘Panko’
Freeze about 8 slices of bread till solid. Remove crusts
Grate frozen bread on a box grater. Place on a baking tray and dry out in an oven on the lowest setting for a couple of hours.
Set aside until you are ready to assemble your chicken

Prepare the curry sauce.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Gentle cook off the onions till soft and translucent.
Add garlic and ginger and cook for another minute
Add curry powder, 2 tbs flour, salt, sugar and stock cube.
Add coconut milk and 400ml water. Stirring all the while. Cook for a few minutes till thickened. You can blitz with an immersion blender for a smooth curry sauce. Set aside.

Prepare your Katsu chicken
You will need three shallow bowls
150g flour in one bowl.
2 beaten eggs in another bowl
Panko bread crumbs in a third bowl

At this point, you are going to want to heat up a frying pan with oil (about 1/2inch deep).

Dredge your chicken breast in flour, then egg and finally in the breadcrumbs making sure to coat well. Gently place the chicken in the hot oil and cook till golden. Flip and cook for another couple of minutes.

Remove and drain on a plate lined with kitchen roll
Repeat for the rest of chicken

Serve with rice, curry sauce and pickles

If you like this recipe checkout my recipe for KFC Popcorn Chicken.

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