Japanese Pork Katsu

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

A fast and easy recipe from Williams-Sonoma. We love the crsipy and light coating that the panko creates. There is also a dipping sauce. The choice is yours whether to dip or drizzle the sauce over the pork. Lovely served with rice and veggie or salad. Note: I like this pork on its own, too, without the sauce.

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  1. Make the dipping sauce:.
  2. Stir together 1 T. of hot water and the soy sauce, mirin, worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard. Set aside.
  3. Prep the pork:.
  4. Place the pork cutlets between 2 sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap and pound them with a meat pounder until about 1/4 inch thick. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg. Spread the flour and panko on 2 separate plates. Season the flour with the salt and pepper. Also, season the pork cutlets with salt on both sides. Then dip the pork first into the flour, then the egg and last the panko (coating both sides). Press the panko into the pork so it stays put.
  5. Panfry the pork:.
  6. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just hot and then add the oil. Add the cutlets and fry, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and just opaque at the center (you don't want to overcook pork) - this should take approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Tranfer the cutlets to paper towel to drain briefly, then cut across the grain into strips 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Serve with the dipping sauce and rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

i did this with a boneless chicken breast, but have also done it with the tenderized pork cutlets , that is really easy no pounding lol worked well tastes fantastic 1 tablespoon of worcershire sace was i little much for me start slow you can add but not take away zaar tour 6

5 5

This was easy as advertised, though a bit messy in the breading process. Please read the directions thoroughly before starting, as my first attempt was delicious but not photogenic because I didn't follow directions well. We loved the finished product and it was gone in minutes. Made for Zaar World Tour.