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Kushikatsu Japanese Deep-Fried Skewers

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
- makes 8 skewers in total -
*400g block of pork shoulder
*1 onion
*1-2 Japanese leeks
*salt
*pepper

[for the coating]
*plain flour
*1 beaten egg
*breadcrumbs

[miso sauce]
*50g miso
*1 tbsp sake
*1 tbsp mirin sweet cooking sake
*1 tbsp sugar

1 Prepare the miso sauce. Combine the sake, mirin, sugar in a pan, and mix over a medium heat.
When it starts to bubble, turn the heat down to low, and simmer while stirring for 3 to 4 minutes.

2 Cut the pork into bite-size pieces and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the pieces.

3 Slice the onion into 8 pieces, and cut the Japanese leek into 4 to 5cm long pieces.

4 Thread the ingredients onto bamboo skewers in the order you like.

5 Dust with plain flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat with bread crumbs.
Deep-fry until they become golden brown.

6 Serve the skewers with miso sauce.

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