Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Charmie777

This is my absolute favorite Japanese food. (What's not to like? It's fried!) I was introduced to this by Japanese exchange students I was hosting. The tonkatsu sauce is purchased at most grocery stores in the Asian foods section. Serve on a bed of shredded cabbage, for presentation. Serve with TONKATSU Sauce (the database won't let me add this as an ingredient).

Top Review by diner524

Very quick and easy main dish!! I made one serving for my lunch today and made the Tonkatsu Sauce to serve with it. Next time I will add some salt, pepper and maybe garlic powder to the flour mixture for some added flavor to the pork itself. Served it with an Asian Slaw with Ponzu Dressing. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Culinary Quest 2015.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound pork to 1/4-inch thickness.
  2. Coat with flour, then dip into egg, and finally coat thoroughly with Panko.
  3. Deep fry in 1 inch vegetable oil, heated to 350º, 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  4. Serve on bed of shredded cabbage, for presentation.
  5. Serve with Tonkatsu sauce.
  6. NOTE: If you can't find Panko, you may use crushed corn flakes.

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