Celebrity Sandwich with Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Make delicious chicken karaage sandwiches with Julia Busuttil Nishimura! They are perfect for birthday parties or larger gatherings - just watch them disappear in a flash!


Celebrity Sandwich

Watch some of your favourite chefs whip up a sandwich in their own kitchen - and follow along to make it yourself!

10 minutes

Chicken karaage sandwiches

"We make these sandwiches for birthday parties or larger gatherings and they’re so popular they disappear in a flash. In Japan, unused sandwich crusts are often made into sweet rusks by frying them in the hot oil (before the chicken, to avoid any chance of mixing flavours), then tossing them in cinnamon sugar. This is how my husband, Nori, remembers it from his childhood.

"The chicken recipe below can also be used to make karaage on its own – simply cut the chicken into smaller pieces before marinating and then proceed as usual. Serve on rice or by itself with a good dollop of Kewpie for dipping."

About Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne cook, author and teacher. Her work celebrates simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. Her cooking is influenced by her Maltese upbringing and time spent living in Tuscany, where she first learned the joys of the Italian kitchen.

Her work features in the likes of Country Style, Good Food, The Design Files and ABC Life. Her debut cookbook, Ostro, was released in 2017 and short-listed for the 2018 ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year and Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best Food Books for 2017, while her second book, A Year of Simple Family Food, was just published by Pan McMillan.

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