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Tonkatsu Pork Recipe Fused by Fiona Uyema

Tonkatsu Pork - Crispy Breaded Panko Pork

Tonkatsu Pork is usually served with tonkatsu sauce drizzled over it, with a side of shredded-cabbage and tomato. This is a delicious way to get a taste of Japan wherever you are in the world.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried panko pork, pork, tonkatsu
Servings: 2
Author: Fiona Uyema

Ingredients

  • 2 Pork chops/cutlets
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Plain flour for coating
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • panko breadcrumbs for coating
  • olive oil for baking
  • white cabbage to serve
  • tomato wedges to serve

For the homemade Tonkatsu sauce

  • 3 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake or red wine
  • 1 tbsp Fused Soy Sauce shop
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions

To make the homemade tonkatsu sauce

  • Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens to the same consistency as tomato ketchup, then set aside.

For the Tonkatsu pork

  • Using a sharp knife, make small cuts about one inch apart all around the fatty edge of the pork chops to keep the chop flat when deep-frying (cut the fat off the pork chops if you prefer).
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and coat in flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Dip in the beaten egg and finally coat in panko, using your hands to lightly press the panko onto the pork chops.

To cook

  • Brush the pork cutlets lightly with olive oil and place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
  • Cook for about 25 minutes until the panko turns a nice golden-brown colour, then turn and cook for a few 10 minutes - until the pork is fully cooked through but not overcooked.
  • Remove the pork chop from the oven and place on kitchen paper.
  • Cut into thick slices while still hot.

To serve

  • Serve on a bed of finely cut white cabbage and tomato wedges. Drizzle the tonkatsu sauce over the breaded pork chops.

Notes

Here's an idea: Why not make it a sandwich? 
This fried pork panko works so well in a sandwich. For the ultimate Tonkatsu Pork Sandwich recipe, click here!
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