Japanese Hambaagu Steak Print Email

1 pound ground Wagyu (Kobe) beef
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 cup panko breadcrumb
pepper to season
vegetable oil for flying
3 TBS ketchup
3 TBS Worcestershire sauce

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and saute onion well and set aside. Put egg and milk in a bowl and mix well. Add breadcrumb in the bowl and mix lightly and set aside. Put beef in another bowl and add cooked onion and breadcrumb mixture in it. Season the beef mixture with salt and pepper. Mix the meat with hands well.

Make four meat balls and toss each ball from one hand to the other hand repeatedly. Make four hamburger patties and indent the center of each one with a finger. Heat oil in a skillet and fry hamburgers over medium heat for a few minutes. Turn over. Add 1/4 cup of hot water in the skillet. Cover with a lid and steam hamburgers for a few minutes. Remove the lid and cook until the water is gone, or hamburgers are done.

Serve hamburgers into individual plates. Add ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in the skillet after hamburgers are removed. Mix quickly over low heat to make sauce. Pour the sauce over hamburgers.
*Makes 4 servings - Setsuko Yoshizuka, About.com