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Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

May 19, 2017
Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - served with broccoli slaw

This dish is super easy to make, delicious and satisfying. Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish which consists of a pork cutlet coated in Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) fried, then topped with Tonkatsu sauce. This homemade sauce is tangy and delicious. Tonkatsu is often served with shredded cabbage but we like it much better with broccoli slaw or coleslaw. You can also use chicken instead of pork using this same recipe.

 

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - ingredients

For the sauce: Stir ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, and garlic together in a bowl. Let flavors blend for at least 1/2 hour.

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl

 

For the pork: Gently pound the pork between two slices of plastic wrap until about 1/2 inch thick. I decided not to pound these ones out but I think I prefer it pounded out thinner and recommend that.

Season the cutlets with the salt and pepper. Dust them with flour and shake off the excess. Dip them in the beaten egg and then coat well in the Panko crumbs. Panko is found in almost any grocery store near the other bread crumbs.

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Preheat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat or to 350 degrees in an electric skillet. Fry the cutlets until golden brown on each side. Drain on a wire rack for just a couple of minutes.

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - fry the pork in a pan

 

 

Serve with shredded cabbage (or broccoli slaw or coleslaw) and Tonkatsu sauce.

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - This dish is super easy to make, delicious and satisfying. Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish which consists of a pork cutlet coated in Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) fried, then topped with Tonkatsu sauce. This homemade sauce is tangy and delicious. It is often served with shredded cabbage but we like it much better with broccoli slaw or coleslaw. You can also use chicken instead of pork using this same recipe.

 

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Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce - served with broccoli slaw
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Tonkatsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This dish is super easy to make, delicious and satisfying. Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish which consists of a pork cutlet coated in Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) fried, then topped with Tonkatsu sauce. This homemade sauce is tangy and delicious. Tonkatsu is often served with shredded cabbage but we like it much better with broccoli slaw or coleslaw. You can also use chicken instead of pork using this same recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2
Calories: 865.8 kcal
Ingredients
Tonkatsu Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
Tonkatsu:
  • 2 boneless pork loin one inch thick
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup Japanese Panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Canola oil for frying
Instructions
  1. For the sauce: Stir ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, and garlic together in a bowl. Let flavors blend for at least 1/2 hour.
  2. For the pork: Gently pound the pork between two slices of plastic wrap until about 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Season the cutlets with the salt and pepper. Dust them with flour and shake off the excess. Dip them in the beaten egg and then coat well in the Panko crumbs.

  4. Preheat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat or to 350 degrees in an electric skillet. Fry the cutlets until golden brown on each side. Drain on a wire rack for just a couple of minutes.
  5. Serve with shredded cabbage (or broccoli slaw or coleslaw) and Tonkatsu sauce.

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