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No.011 Shrimp cutlet-style hanpen [soft and crisp]

Cooking time: 30 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
For this recipe, we will introduce “Shrimp cutlet-style hanpen” that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Ebikatsu is a Japanese cutlet dish that uses minced shrimp as a filling.
The addition of hanpen adds a soft texture.

In addition, hanpen is known to be a high-protein, low-sugar food with a high absorption rate.
Combining this hanpen with crickets makes for a healthy, high-protein menu.

It's a perfect side dish for dinner or a snack, so please give it a try!


  • Gryllus extract
    2 tablespoons
  • grilous powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Peeled shrimp (coarsely chopped)
  • Hanpen
    1 piece (200g)
  • potato starch
    2 tablespoons
  • Egg (M size)
  • black pepper
    moderate amount
  • bread crumbs
    moderate amount
  • frying oil
    moderate amount

How to make

  • Place the hanpen in a bowl and finely chop with your hands. (If you have a food processor and a mortar, use them.)
  • Add shrimp, potato starch, egg, grilus extract powder, and black pepper to ① and mix well.
  • Divide ② into bite-sized pieces, shape them into oval shapes, coat with bread crumbs, and fry in oil.

So crickets!

Crickets have a flavor and umami similar to shrimp and crab, and the compatibility with the shrimp used this time is outstanding.

In addition, you can supplement protein deliciously and easily with Grilus powder and extract.

As a cooking point, it is a bit difficult to grind the hanpen by hand, so it is recommended to use a food processor or a mortar.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.