Japanese Tonkatsu

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Random Rachel

Fried pork that makes a good main dish, especially served with rice, salad, and miso soup. Japanese breadcrumbs are different from the type you can buy in America, they are larger, so bigger cracker crumbs make this look better, but the taste will be about the same :-) If you don't want to use sake in the marinade, replace it with water and add extra sugar.

Top Review by Hello Kitty with cu

Easy to make and tastes great! Although it really needs a sauce to make it complete. I substituted Panko for the breadcrumbs for a lighter breading. One thing to note, the directions don't specify the frying method. I used enough oil to cover half way up the side of the pork and fried for 1:30 per side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a glass bowl stir together ginger, soy sauce, sugar, and sake. Add pork chops, covering completely, and marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove chops from marinade, dip into the flour, then into the egg, and finally into the breadcrumbs. (This order is important!).
  3. Fry for 3 minutes on each side, 'til done. Slice into strips and serve warm with rice.

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