Loaded Katsu Curry Fries

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 458KCAL

If you’re a fan of Katsu curry, these loaded fries are a tasty twist on a classic – perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories458
  • Carbs70g
  • Protein25g
  • Fat6.8g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars9.4g

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You can’t beat chips smothered in curry sauce and the chicken and crispy tortilla chips in our Loaded Katsu Curry Fries gives this classic combo a fun twist!

A hand blender is the key to getting the Katsu sauce nice and smooth in this recipe, but if you prefer then you could use a food processor instead – either of these would work really well.

Our Loaded Katsu Curry Fries are a great alternative to a traditional takeaway and they’re much lower in calories and Points too!  If you have any extra sauce or wanted to make it ahead then you freeze this to use at a later date – just make sure to freeze the sauce before adding it to the rest of the dish, no one likes soggy fries!

What diets are these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries suitable for?

These Loaded Katsu Curry Fries are suitable for dairy free diets.

They can be made suitable for vegetarian diets if you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian alternatives;

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken stock cube

It can also be made gluten free by replacing the following ingredients with gluten free substitutes;

  • Plain tortilla chips
  • Stock cube
  • Soy sauce

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How WW friendly is this Loaded Katsu Curry Fries recipe?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Loaded Katsu Curry Fries recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Loaded Katsu Curry Fries recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Loaded Katsu Curry Fries recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries?

We’ve used a hand blender to make the sauce for these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries, but you could also use a food processor instead if you’d prefer.  You can pick these up over on Amazon.

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You could use a food processor instead of a hand blender if you prefer, like this one on Amazon.

How many calories are in these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries?

There are 458 calories per portion in these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries, which means they fall into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

These Loaded Katsu Curry Fries are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°c.

Step 2

Spray the saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the onions and garlic for a few minutes.

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Step 3

Add the carrots, potato, stock, curry powder, garam masala, onion granules, soy sauce and sweetener to the pan and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer and put a lid on the pan. It will need to simmer for around 40 minutes or until the carrots and potato are fully cooked and soft. Make sure to stir occasionally and add more water if it reduces too much.

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Step 4

Once the potato and carrot for the sauce have cooked through, use a hand blender or food processor to liquify the contents of the saucepan. A top tip is to blend twice as long as you think, you want the sauce to be super smooth! If the sauce seems too thick at this point, add some more water a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. If it seems a little thin, reduce it on a low heat. This is all down to personal preference so don’t worry about getting it wrong!

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Step 5

While the sauce is cooking, line a baking tray with tin foil and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place the fries onto the tray.

Step 6

Spray the fries with low calorie cooking spray and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss until coated evenly.

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Step 7

Spread the fries out on the tray, use a second baking tray lined with foil if there isn’t enough room.

Step 8

Place the fries into the middle of the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Carefully flip and respray with low calorie cooking spray before placing back into the oven for another 10 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.

Step 9

When the sauce and fries have been cooking for around 30 minutes, heat a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chicken and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and white throughout. Set aside ready for assembly.

Step 10

Place the fries on the plate. Scatter the chicken over the top of the fries and pour over the sauce. Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips over the top and serve.

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What could I serve with these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries?

These Loaded Katsu Curry Fries really are a meal on their own, but we think that they also work really well when served alongside any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries are cooked?

You should cook your Katsu sauce for around 40 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are soft and cooked all the way through.  The fries should also take around 40 minutes and they should be crisp on the outside, but soft inside.

You’ll need to cook your chicken breasts for around 5 minutes or until they’re cooked through and white in the middle.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can I cook these Loaded Katsu Curry Fries any other way?

We’ve baked our fries, but you could also cook them in an air fryer by slightly reducing the cooking time (make sure to check the manufacturer’s advice for cooking times).

If you’d prefer, you can cook the sauce in a soup maker instead of on the hob – either way would work really well!

How long can you keep Loaded Katsu Curry Fries in the fridge?

This dish really is best enjoyed fresh – nobody likes soggy chips!

Can I freeze Loaded Katsu Curry Fries?

We don’t recommend freezing the completed dish, but if you want to make the sauce ahead or have any extra then this can be frozen.  Please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Loaded Katsu Curry Fries?

From chilled: This dish really is best enjoyed freshly cooked!

From frozen: Defrost the sauce and reheat in the microwave until piping hot throughout.

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Loaded Katsu Curry Fries

If you’re a fan of Katsu curry, these loaded fries are a tasty twist on a classic - perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 458
  • Carbs 70G
WW Points
  • 10 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 kg large potatoes sliced into 1/2cm fries
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2cm chunks
  • 28 g plain tortilla chips crushed into crumbs
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Katsu sauce

  • 1 medium onion peeled and roughly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 200 g carrots sliced into 1/2cm rounds
  • 115 g potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2cm chunks
  • 1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 500ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sweetener

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°c.
  2. Spray the saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the onions and garlic for a few minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, potato, stock, curry powder, garam masala, onion granules, soy sauce and sweetener to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and put a lid on the pan. It will need to simmer for around 40 minutes until the carrots and potato are fully cooked and soft. Make sure to stir occasionally and add more water if it reduces too much.
  4. Once the potato and carrot have cooked through, use a hand blender or food processor to liquify the contents of the saucepan. A top tip is to blend for twice as long as you think, as you want the sauce to be super smooth! If the sauce seems too thick at this point, add some more water a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. If it seems a little thin, then just reduce it on a low heat. This is all down to personal preference so don't worry about getting it wrong!
  5. While the sauce is cooking, line a baking tray with tin foil and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place the fries onto the tray.
  6. Spray the fries with low calorie cooking spray and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss until coated evenly.
  7. Spread the fries out on the tray, use a second baking tray lined with foil if there isn't enough room.
  8. Place the fries into the middle of the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Carefully flip and respray with low calorie cooking spray before placing back into the oven for another 10 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.
  9. When the sauce and fries have been cooking for around 30 minutes, heat a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chicken and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and white throughout. Set aside ready for assembly.
  10. Place the fries on the plate. Scatter the chicken over the top of the fries and pour over the sauce. Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips over the top and serve.

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DebaThursday 11th June 2020

Great meal I found it fairly easy but over cooked the chips they got stuck in the foil 🙃.

Will be doing this recipe again 😁

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    SharonFriday 12th June 2020

    Hi Deba, we’re so pleased that you liked this recipe and that you’ll be making it again. You could try spraying a little more low calorie spray onto the foil, that will help stop the chips sticking. Thanks for getting in touch.

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