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Tonkatsu for Two and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe

May 19, 2017
Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce for Two - crispy pork cutlet and delicious 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. 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.

 

Need a dessert to go with it? Try this Red Velvet Cake for Two or these Individual Strawberry Cobblers.

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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. Click for 7 ounce ramekins.

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.

 

Preheat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat or to 350 degrees F (180 C) in an electric skillet. Fry the cutlets until golden brown on each side. Mine took about 5 minutes per side. Drain on a wire rack for just a couple of minutes. Click here for a non-stick frying pan.

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 for Two - 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. Great for dinner, lunch, or date night!

 

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Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce for Two - serves 2
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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 (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 521 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
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 1/2 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 F (180 C) 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.
Recipe Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Tonkatsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 1902mg 79%
Potassium 809mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 21g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 8.5%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 27.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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