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Katsu crosses over

The fried Japanese cutlet spreads on American menus

Katsu, a fried cutlet made with crispy panko breading, was introduced in Tokyo in the late 19th Century. Meant to mimic European fare, it was adapted, adopted and enshrined as a Japanese comfort-food favorite that has come full circle with its growing appearance on American menus. The reasons for its globe-hopping appeal are obvious: Like its culinary cousins Milanese and schnitzel, katsu is tasty, satiating and, especially here in the United States, unlikely to be made at home. Importantly,

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