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Tonkatsu for Two and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe

Tonkatsu 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. The homemade Tonkatsu sauce is tangy and delicious.

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

 

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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.

 

For the Katsu Sauce:

If you’ve been wondering how to make Tonkatsu Sauce, it’s really quite easy.

 

In a 7 ounce ramekin, 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 here for 7 ounce ramekins.

a bowl of homemade tonkatsu sauce with a spoon in it

 

For the pork:

Gently pound the pork between two slices of plastic wrap, or in a zipper baggie, until about 1/2 inch thick.

two pork loins in a zipper baggie with a meat mallet on top

 

Season the cutlets with the salt and pepper.

two pork loins on a cutting board sprinkled with salt and pepper

 

Dust them with flour and shake off the excess.

a pork loin in a square container covered with flour

 

Dip them in the beaten egg.

a pork loin in a square container covered in flour and raw whisked egg

 

Then coat the chops well in the Panko crumbs. Panko is found in almost any grocery store usually near the other bread crumbs.

a pork loin in a container covered in panko 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 2 minutes per side. Drain on a wire rack for just a couple of minutes. Click here for a non-stick frying pan.

two breaded pork loins frying in a pan

 

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

 

 

Tonkatsu and Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce for Two

 

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4.5 from 2 votes
a plate with a breaded pork loin, chopsticks, and a bowl of coleslaw on it, and a bowl on the side with brown sauce in it
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: 521 kcal
Author: Zona
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 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
For the Katsu Sauce:
  1. In a 7 ounce ramekin, 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 here for 7 ounce ramekins.

For the Pork:
  1. Gently pound the pork between two slices of plastic wrap until about 1/2 inch thick.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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. You can also use chicken instead of pork using this same recipe. Great for dinner, lunch, or date night! #tonkatsu #TonkatsuSauce #homemade #pork #chicken #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo #RecipesForTwo

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sharon
    May 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for the home made sauce recipe. It is difficult to find it in the stores here in Michigan!

    • Reply
      Zona
      May 22, 2017 at 7:32 am

      You’re welcome Sharon! The sauce is easy and delicious 🙂

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