Japanese-Style Crispy Pork

Total Time
40mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
25 mins

Thin, crispy pork cutlets breaded with panko served with a side of spicy cucumbers and sauce. From the May 2010 Food Network Magazine. Tip from the magazine: To make your own dipping sauce, mix 2 tablespoons each ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and sugar with 1 tablespoon water.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Season the pork with salt. Mix the rice wine and 1 teaspoon ginger and spread on the pork. Stack the pork and set aside.
  2. Peel, quarter and seed the cucumbers; cut into 4-inch spears. Toss with the sugar and vinegar. Toast the pepper flakes with 1 tablespoon salt in a skillet over medium heat, about 4 minutes; set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs with 1/2 cup water in a shallow bowl. Put the panko and cornstarch in 2 separate shallow bowls. Dredge each piece of pork in cornstarch, dip in egg, then coat with panko. Heat 1/4 inch of peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the pork in batches until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
  4. Sprinkle the cucumbers with some of the spiced salt. Mix the tonkatsu sauce and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon ginger in a bowl. Serve the pork with the cucumbers and sauce.