Tonkatsu is a beloved Japanese dish that is known for its crispy and juicy pork cutlet. It’s made by coating a piece of pork with panko breadcrumbs and frying it until it’s golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside. Tonkatsu is typically served with a sweet and savory sauce called tonkatsu sauce, and is often accompanied by rice and a salad.
Making tonkatsu at home is easy and requires just a few ingredients. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a classic tonkatsu that is sure to satisfy your cravings for Japanese comfort food.
- 4 boneless pork loin chops, about 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Tonkatsu sauce, for serving
- Cooked Japanese short-grain rice, for serving
- Green salad, for serving
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
- Place the flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs in three separate shallow dishes.
- Dredge the pork chops in the flour, shaking off any excess.
- Dip the pork chops into the beaten eggs, making sure they are well coated.
- Coat the pork chops with the panko breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the pork to help them adhere.
- Heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops to the skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Remove the pork chops from the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve the tonkatsu with tonkatsu sauce, cooked Japanese short-grain rice, and a green salad.
Tonkatsu is a delicious and comforting Japanese recipe that is perfect for a special occasion or when you need a quick and easy meal. With this recipe, you’ll be able to make a classic tonkatsu at home that is both satisfying and flavorful. So, grab your chopsticks and enjoy!