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?

Tonkatsu Recipe


  • 1 lb pork cutlet
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups panko
  • Oil for frying


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!