Recipe : Tonkatsu (Japanese-style pork cutlet)
Tonkatsu (とんかつ) is a popular dish often eaten for lunch or dinner. Slightly thickly sliced pork is seasoned with salt and pepper, coated with flour, then coated with egg mixture and bread crumbs in that order, and deep-fried in plenty of oil. Don’t forget to eat the shredded cabbage that accompanies it, as Tonkatsu is high in calories!
2 Pork fillet *Pork loin is also OK!
1/4 size Cabbage
Salt & pepper, to your taste
Rice oil, as needed
Flour, as needed
Panko, as needed
*If you cannot buy Tonkatsu sauce, here is the homemade tonkatsu recipe!
Please mix all of them and warm it until it becomes starchy.
Tonkatsu sauce :
2 Tbsp (30ml) Worcester sauce
1 Tbsp (15ml) Ketchup
1 tsp (5ml) Mirin *Sake is also OK!
1. Make incisions in the pork sinew.
2. After pounding it, from it back into its original shape. Then, season with salt and pepper for both sides.
3. Finely slice the cabbage and move to the bowl. Pour water and strain after 5 minutes.
4. Coat the pork meat with flour, then beaten egg, then panko.
5. Pour the frying oil in a pan and put the pork meat in. Turn on the heat and fry the pork between 170 and 180 degrees. After it cooks for a while, turn it over and fry till golden brown.
6. Drip off the excess oil and serve on the dish with finely sliced cabbage. Pour the tonkatsu sauce over it.