Tonkatsu is a beloved dish in Japan that is often served at restaurants, but you can easily make it at home with a few simple ingredients and techniques. Here’s how to make tonkatsu:
- 4 boneless pork chops, about 1 inch thick
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- Oil for frying
- Shredded cabbage and tonkatsu sauce for serving
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Coat the pork chops in flour, shaking off any excess.
- Beat the eggs in a shallow dish.
- Dip each pork chop in the eggs, making sure it is fully coated.
- Coat the pork chops in the panko breadcrumbs, pressing them on to adhere.
- Heat about 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, carefully place the pork chops in the pan and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Drain the tonkatsu on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve the tonkatsu with shredded cabbage and tonkatsu sauce on the side.
There you have it – delicious tonkatsu that you can make at home! This dish is great for a special dinner or even as a lunchbox treat. Don’t forget to enjoy it with some steamed rice and miso soup for the full Japanese experience.