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Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

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Tonkatsu: crispy Japanese Pork Cutlet made in under 20 minutes !

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 2 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ½ Tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • _____
  • FOR THE TONKATSU:
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ cups Flour
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 4 pieces Pork Loin, ½ Inch Thin
  • Salt And Pepper
  • ¼ cups Vegetable Oil
  • Cooked Rice, To Serve
  • Fresh Lemon Slices, To Serve

Preparation

Prepare the sauce by mixing whisking all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside while preparing the pork.

Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish and place the flour in another. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Working in batches, dredge a few pieces of the pork in the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumbs to coat, shaking off the excess between each step. Repeat with the remaining pork.

In a large skillet, heat the oil to medium high heat. Slide in 2 pieces of pork and fry until golden brown, approximately 2–3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and drain the cutlets on paper towels. Repeat with remaining pork.

Serve Tonkatsu with rice, sauce, and a squeeze of lemon.

Note: Amounts of the ingredients for the sauce can be adjusted to suit your preference.

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Minnow in Hampton Roads on 5.9.2011

Tried it tonight – very easy and tasty ~ definitely a keeper! As sides, I prepared white rice and roasted broccoli.

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barriemom on 5.7.2011

Tried it tonight…was amazing…thanks for a great recipe :)

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Nam | The Culinary Chronicles on 5.5.2011

Oops! Edits just made! Thanks for spotting it out–Cheers! :)

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chinamom on 5.4.2011

This looks really good! I have been looking for a good Asian sauce and I want to try this but I am also curious about the soy sauce – 1/2 cup, then 2 tsp in the sauce. Maybe something is missing?

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kikigrover on 5.4.2011

This must be served on a bed of shredded raw cabbage, just like in Japan. Yum! :)

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vtunell on 11.20.2011

Great, easy dish, we all loved it!

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briangeyer on 7.19.2011

The sauce makes the dish!! Overall it was a very easy dish.

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MrsJunior on 6.20.2011

Yummy! I didn’t make the sauce, for fear my husband would turn his nose up at it. We ended up eating it with ketchup (which was great), but will definitely make the sauce next time!

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Tried-N-True on 5.28.2011

VERY easy and turned out great – PANKO makes all the difference with these! YUM!

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Minnow in Hampton Roads on 5.22.2011

I found this to be incredibly easy and SO flavorful. Also, perfect to prepare after work because it takes very little time. I roasted some broccoli and steamed rice and had a perfect meal in under an hour.

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