By Charmie777 on July 25, 2005
Photo by Charmie777
Photo 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)."
Serving Size: 1 (215 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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!!"
"This came out great! we really enjoyed it."
"Very easy and delicious. A keeper."
"Fantastic pork recipe and easy, too. These only took about 20 min. from prep to finish for me. I didn't have the tonkatsu sauce because I didn't read through all the instructions - only the ingredient list - before going to the store. I had never heard of tonkatsu sauce so didn't know the title meant anything other than a name...oops! Luckily, I had some sweet and sour dipping sauce in my fridge and used that. It worked very well. The directions were great. I did use about double the amt. of flour and about 3/4 cup of panko to coat my 4 pork chops. My whole family loved this recipe. Thank you!"
"These were very good. Thank you for sharing."
"I first had tonkatsu at the Embarcadero and fell in love with it, a simple (and simple foods are usually the best) and satisfying comfort food. When I started to crave it, I decided to make my own and found this recipe. Since my niece has an egg allergy, I used Ener-g egg replacer instead, which also helps to cut down on cholesterol. I salt and peppered the pounded chops, dipped them in flour and the "egg," repeated and then into the panko. To get a crisper crust, I put them into the freezer for ten minutes before I fried them. Be sure to shake off excess flour and egg, have enough oil at the correct temperature, and drain on a rack so that the crust stays crisp and isn't greasy. I've also used tempura flour or cornstarch with good results."
"Yum! I happened across a box of panko bread crumbs at the store today, and wanted to try a new recipe with them. This was so easy to make, and delicious too. I threw some garlic salt in the flour mixture to add a bit of extra flavor. I am usually awful at keeping crumbs on, but these were perfect. Thanks for sharing!"
"I made this for my husband who is a VERY picky eater and careful with what compliments he gives.. and he absolutely loved this! I was surprised when he even said it was better than restaurant Tonkatsu. Thanks for sharing this simple yet wonderful recipe!"
"Awesome, just what I was craving. Having just moved halfway around the world I'm missing several things from back home. One is the local Japanese hole-in-the-wall, the other is my meat mallet! I pounded a couple pork chops out using the bottom of a sturdy coffee cup, which worked great! I found tonkatsu sauce (delicious!)and panko at an Asian grocery. I also added a healthy dash of togarashi (Japanese chilli powder - also available at Asian groceries). Thanks for sharing."
"Loved this! I even bought some tonkatsu sauce online just so I could make this!"
"I love tonkatsu! I used tempura flour instead of plain. I think the key is to tenderize the pork (by pounding on it a little). This recipe is really simple. The tonkatsu sauce is a must! "
"I was very surprised at how delicious this recipe was! I have another recipe that uses Panko and I thought I knew how this would taste. I thought it would be good, but I was wrong. It was fabulous! I have tried both pork and chicken, and though they were both delicious, I like the pork more. This recipe takes mere minutes to prepare and cook, but it is worth it. The tonkatsu sauce is key (as it is in my other recipe) but yesterday I searched two grocery stores and couldn't find it. I ended up using sweet barbecue sauce and it worked out well. I am glad I finally tried this recipe as it has become one of my favorite (and my roommate's favorite dishes!)"
"This is excellent!. I used chicken. Panko is very very good. I think it is the best crumb coating on the market."
"This is excellent. I also submerged the meat in oil because I had cooked eggrolls prior to the pork."
"I used slightly more oil than 1 inch so my cutlets were completely submerged and only took a total of 4 minutes. If you can't find Tonkatsu sauce, you can use a mixture of Worcestershire Sauce and tomato ketchup with a little soy sauce to make a sort of japanese steak sauce. "