Sunday, October 12, 2008

Japanese Curry

I had leftover katsu because I figure if I'm gonna make a mess breading and frying stuff, I might as well make extra, right? I also thought I'd mix things up a bit with the extra katsu and make some japanese curry to go with it for Katsu Curry!

In the end, the hubz and I decided we liked the katsu better with the katsu sauce and the curry on it's own over rice. Either way, japanese curry is a winner in my book =)

I'm also going to submit this entry to Joelen's October Tasty Tools event! She's highlighting Dutch Ovens this month and I can't even begin to tell you how much I loooooove my Le Creuset. Even though this dish can technically be made in any old pot, I used my Le Creuset dutch oven for it, so it qualifies for Joelen's event!

- 2/3 lbs ground meat (other non-ground meat like chicken or beef would be good too)
- 3 carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 onion diced

- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 1 potato diced

- 1 tbs of oil
- 2 tbs of flour
- 1 tsp of curry powder
- water or chicken broth as needed
- 2.5 blocks of S&B Golden Curry (pictured below)

Brown the meat and then remove it from the pot. Or if you're lazy like me, you can add it into the pot after sauteeing the onions and toasting the flour and curry powder.

Heat the oil and add the onions. Sautee until soft.

Add the flour and curry powder and toast until fragrant.

Add the ginger, carrots, potato, the browned meat and water/broth to deglaze the pan and make a sauce.

Add the blocks of curry and stir until melted. Simmer the curry until the vegetables are soft. Keep adding broth/water as needed and to make as much sauce as you'd like. Taste. If it needs, add more curry powder, salt, white pepper, etc as needed.


Cate said...

YUM! I had this in Japantown in San I'm excited to try making it!

feeling entropy said...

YUM! I had this in Japantown in San Francisco... now I'm excited to try EATING it! (at your house) :D

Da Curious One said...

ok im a little upset how come i never knew you had this blog until now?!?! hmph.

this is great though...i want to try to make the tomato/egg and green bean dishes (yes from months ago). i need to start off simple but keep it up, i love all the pics too! very useful for a novice like me

Anonymous said...

i love using golden curry! it's so easy :D

That Girl said...

I SO need a dutch oven.

What's Cookin Chicago said...

What a great entry for the October Tasty Tools! I like Japanese curry but haven't tried using the sauce packet. I'll have to pick it up from the store and give it a try soon!

Lil'Ho said...

Eddie is one lucky man. I wish I lived closer to pop in "and say hi" everyday around dinner time hehe.

Jin Hooi said...

I love Japanese curry .. hehe.. to be honest that is the only curry that my hubby will eat (because they are no spicy..haha)