Prawn Katsu Recipe

Prawn katsu is great for light but satisfying meatless dinners!

Looking for meatless dinner idea? Turn to this prawn katsu dish! Remember to leave the tails on for a more striking presentation.

Prawn Katsu Recipe

Melanie Jimenez
Prawn katsu is great for light but satisfying meatless dinners!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6


Prawn Katsu Ingredients

  • 36 Tiger Prawns (Sugpo) peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (Panko)
  • vegetable oil to fry
  • Japanese rice to serve
  • Wasabi Mayonnaise to serve


  • Season prawns with salt and pepper. Dredge prawns in breadcrumbs. 
  • Fill a large frying pan with vegetable oil until ½ inch deep; heat to 350ºF. Fry coated prawns until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack.
  • Serve with steamed rice and wasabi mayonnaise or tonkatsu sauce.
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