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How to Make Hamachi Fish Katsu That Will Melt in Your Mouth

May 20, 2023

How to Make Hamachi Fish Katsu That Will Melt in Your Mouth

How to Make Hamachi Fish Katsu That Will Melt in Your Mouth

Are you a seafood lover looking for a new recipe to try? Look no further than Hamachi fish katsu! This Japanese dish features tender Hamachi fish coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried to a golden crisp. The result? A mouthwatering combination of juicy fish and crunchy texture that will leave you craving more.

In this post, we'll walk you through the steps to make your own Hamachi fish katsu that will melt in your mouth. Let's get started!


  • 2 Hamachi fillets
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Cut the Hamachi fillets into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  2. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Dredge the fish slices in flour and shake off any excess.
  4. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  5. Dip the fish slices in the egg mixture and coat them evenly.
  6. Spread the panko breadcrumbs on a plate and press the fish slices into the breadcrumbs, coating them evenly.
  7. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the fish slices in the pan.
  9. Fry the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  10. Remove the fish from the pan and place it on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

Serve your Hamachi fish katsu with a side of tonkatsu sauce or a mixture of soy sauce and lemon juice. You can also add a side of steamed rice or a salad for a complete meal.


  1. Can I use a different type of fish for this recipe? Yes, you can use any white fish such as cod or tilapia.

  2. Is there a substitute for panko breadcrumbs? Regular breadcrumbs can be used as a substitute, but the texture will not be as crispy.

  3. Can I bake the fish instead of frying it? Yes, you can bake the fish at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.


Now that you know how to make Hamachi fish katsu, you can impress your friends and family with your culinary skills. This dish is simple to make and is sure to be a hit at any dinner party or gathering. Enjoy!