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the completed SPAM Fritters Katsu Curry Recipe served in a bowl with rice and cucumber slices

SPAM® Fritters Katsu Curry Recipe

This recipe for SPAM® Fritters Katsu Curry combines a flavourful curry sauce with the iconic SPAM® fritter.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, British, Western
Keyword SPAM® fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 300kcal


For The Katsu Curry Sauce;

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 500 milliters (2 cups) chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

For The SPAM® Fritters;

  • 400 grams (14 ounces) 2 tins SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  • 65 grams (1/2 cup) flour seasoned with salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 100 grams (1 cup + 1 tablespoon) Panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying


To Make The Katsu Curry Sauce;

  • Heat oil in a saucepan, and sauté onion for about 5 minutes until soft.
  • Stir in garlic and ginger, sauté for about 15 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add curry powder and star anise and cook for another 10 seconds.
  • Mix in the flour and gradually stir in the stock, making sure the flour is fully dissolved.
  • Next, add honey and soy sauce, reduce to a simmer and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes to thicken.
  • Switch off the heat, allow the sauce to cool. Then blitz with an immersion blender to create a smooth sauce.

To Make The SPAM® Fritters;

  • Remove SPAM® from the tins and slice into even sections.
  • Using three shallow bowls, and add flour to one, the beaten egg to another, and breadcrumbs to the third.
  • First dredge slices in the flour, then dip into the egg, then place in the breadcrumbs.
  • Transfer coated slices to a plate or lined baking tray.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat, and fry each side of the fritters until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove and set on a plate lined with paper towels. Continue until all fritters have been cooked.

To Serve;

  • Add sliced fritter to bowls with rice, katsu curry sauce, and any desired toppings.


Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to remove the SPAM® from the tin in one piece. Then rest it on its side to slice into even sections.
  • If there is too much moisture in the flour or breadcrumbs, scoop that part out of the bowl and add more if needed.
  • Don’t let the fritter sit in the coating mix or it will get soggy. Transfer to plate or baking tray and then cook right away.
  • For extra flavour, add spices or herbs to the panko breadcrumbs.
  • It’s important to use an oil with a high smoke point such as sunflower, vegetable, or rapeseed. I don’t recommend using olive oil.

Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There are 10 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg