Tonkatsu – The Delicious Japanese Fried Pork Recipe
Tonkatsu is a delightful dish found in Japan and throughout many Asian countries. This recipe consists of a pork cutlet, usually with a light crunchy batter made with flour, egg, and panko. It’s typically served with a savoury-sweet tonkatsu sauce, shredded cabbage and steamed white rice. Tonkatsu is a great way to introduce a newbie to Japanese cuisine so why not give it a try?
- 1 lb pork cutlet
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups panko
- Oil for frying
- Start by seasoning the pork cutlet with salt and pepper. Then coat the pork in flour, dip it in beaten egg, and finally roll it in the panko.
- Heat a pan of oil to about 350°F and then carefully add the pork cutlet. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until the cutlet is fully cooked and golden brown. Remove the cutlet from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil.
- Slice the pork cutlet into pieces and serve with tonkatsu sauce, shredded cabbage, and steamed white rice.
Tonkatsu is a delicious fried pork dish that is sure to become a family favourite. With its crunchy batter and savoury-sweet tonkatsu sauce, there’s a lot to love about this Japanese classic. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!