Breaded Ham and Sweet Potato Cutlets

Ham and sweet potato cutlet. The sweet and salty flavors balance each other well. It's a great fried snack.

Breaded Ham and Sweet Potato Cutlets
Photographed by HIDETOSHI HARA


Recipe by
Akiko Watanabe

Easy

Vegetables

Eggs

470kcal

20minutes

Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2/3 sweet potato (200 g)
  • 2 slices pork loin ham
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Panko breadcrumbs, as needed
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (preferably Japanese)
  • 1/2 tsp Japanese mustard
  • A pinch of salt
  • Flour, as needed
  • Oil for frying

Directions

1

Cut the unpeeled sweet potato into 5 mm slices and immediately soak them in water. Quarter the sliced ham.

2

Drain the sweet potato slices and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and dust with flour. Sandwich a piece of ham between two slices of sweet potato. Try to keep the ham from sticking out.

Advice

The flour binds the ham and sweet potatoes together.

3

Dip the sandwich into the egg and coat with panko. If the ham is left uncovered, it may cause the oil to splatter. So make sure to coat the edges.

4

Heat the oil to 160°C and fry the sandwiches for about 4 minutes until they are soft enough to pierce with a bamboo skewer. Drain and plate up. Serve with mayonnaise mixed with mustard.