Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

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).

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

Besides some sushi, this is my absolute favorite Japanese dish! I always make it this way but have heard from one Japanese person to add a little Saki to the egg mixture. Tastes great either way and the Tonkatsu sauce is a definite must, easy to find near the soy sauce at the grocery store and delicious!!! My whole family LOVES this dish!!

5 5

This came out great! we really enjoyed it.

5 5

Very easy and delicious. A keeper.