Recipe for Tonkatsu


for 2-3person
2slices of pork loin (100g each), one egg, rice flour (or soft-wheat flour), Panko (or breadcrumbs), Japanese Worcestershire sauce, cabbage, salt, pepper, canola oil

How to make

  1. Cut a cabbage into fine stripes.
  2. To tenderize the pork, cut the gristle in the pork with a knife, stab it with a folk many times, and pound it with the back of a knife. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the pork.
  3. Make batter. Beat an egg and mix with 1tbsp water, 1tbsp rice flour, 1tsp oil.
  4. Dust the pork with rice flour, rub it well and shake off excess.
  5. Dip the pork in the batter, put it in container with Panko and press it well.
  6. Pour oil in a pan until the depth of 2-3cm and heat it up to 160 degrees. Put the pork in the pan and leave it for a while (don’t touch). After about 2 minutes, if Panko turns light brown, turn over the pork. Leave it for two minutes.
  7. Turn the heat up, deep fry both sides again for 30 seconds each.
  8. Take the pork out of oil, leave it for 1-2 minutes to cook with the left-over heat.
  9. Cut the pork into 6-8 pieces. Serve it in a plate with cabbage stripes. Eat it with Japanese Worcestershire sauce.

Ideas for replacement of ingredients

・Panko→ Grate frozen bread.

・Japanese Worcestershire sauce→ Worcestershire sauce + ketchup + sugar + small amount of lemon juice