Recipe by Carole Nelson Brown of The Yum Yum Factor
My family loves Japanese hamburger, Menchi Katstu, and Japanese Curry. Menchi Katsu is basically a Japanese burger patty that is breaded and deep fried and it’s not the healthiest.
We are trying to cut down on some of our meat consumption and often these patties are made with a nice, fatty mixture of beef and pork. What to do? Just ground turkey might be too dry but that is what pulsed mushrooms are for. By adding, coarsely ground mushroom to the cutlet mix, we can keep the patties moist and flavourful. Instead of the traditional bath in a pot of hot oil, I air fry them. You get a nicely browned, crispy crust without all that oil. Do try to use whole wheat panko if you can find it. It’s tasty and because it’s already a richer, brown colour, your finished cutlet will look nicer.
The turkey and mushroom patty is delicious on its own or even as a burger stand in on a bun for a nice treat.