Katsudon: A Taste of Japan

Have you ever wanted to try a delicious Japanese dish without spending hours in the kitchen? Katsudon is the perfect place to start. This savory pork dish loaded with onions and eggs, then panko-breaded and fried to perfection, makes a delicious and easy lunch or dinner. With this simple recipe, you can enjoy the flavors of Japan right in your own home.


  • 1 pound pork cutlets
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese cooking wine)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped


1. Place the pork cutlets between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound until about 1/4-inch thick.

2. In three separate shallow dishes, place the flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs.

3. Dredge each cutlet in the flour, then the eggs, then coat with the panko.

4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.

5. When the oil is hot, add the pork cutlets and fry, flipping once, until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter, onions, and a pinch of salt.

7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes.

8. Add the chicken broth, sugar, soy sauce, and mirin and bring to a boil.

9.Add the fried pork cutlets to the pan and reduce the heat to low.

10. Top with the beaten eggs and cook until the egg is just set, about 2 minutes.

11. Sprinkle with the green onions, and serve. Enjoy!