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Crispy Beef Cutlet | Chef John’s Cooking Class

This one’s a family-favored recipe! Chef John’s Deep Fried Beef Cutlet is guaranteed to bring your taste life to the next level. Dazzled with bread crumbs, a wine marinade, and a few special ingredients, this beef cutlet melts in your mouth as it melts away the worries of the day.

Easy
SERVING: 3 People
TIME: 40 min
COOKING TIME: 25 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 lb. Beef
  • - Marinade -
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Onion powder
  • ¼ tsp Five-spice powder
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp Garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp Granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • - Coating -
  • 3 cups Bread crumbs
  • - Deep-fry -
  • 2 qt. Cooking oil
  • - Sauce -
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Mashed garlic
  • 1 tbsp Shallot
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • tbsp Sugar
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut beef into 0.5in thick slices, pound the beef slices with the back of the knife to tenderize, then put them in a bowl.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Marinating: In a large bowl, combine beef, Shaoxing cooking wine, light soy sauce, sugar, onion powder, five-spice powder, Italian spice, garlic salt, ground black pepper, egg, and cornstarch, mix with your hand until all beef pieces are evenly coated. Set aside.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Coating: Put 3 cups of bread crumbs on a large tray, evenly coat the marinated beef with the bread crumbs. Press firmly to prevent falling off.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
In a large cooking pan over high heat, heat 2qt oil until 300°F/150°C, put beef steaks in a frying basket, deep fry for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden. Using a fine sieve remove from oil. Remove the floating bread crumbs from the oil. As the oil temperature back to 300°F/150°C, quickly re-fry the beef steaks for 30-40 seconds until golden.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Sauce: In a small cooking pan over medium heat, add butter, minced garlic, and shallots; stir fry until fragrant; then add milk and salt, turn the heat to low; add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar, gently stir until thickened.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Plating: Serve with salad, Mayonnaise, or chili sauce, according to personal taste. Enjoy!