Tonkatsu (crispy pork cutlet)

IMG_3029 (1)

Pork cutlet Tonkatsu has got to be one of the easiest dish to put together. It recipes batter, frying and making a sauce. Oh yes the garnish is some shredded cabbage. But that is it. I like to eat this dish with a bowl of white rice or in a bento box with California rolls and some pickled cucumbers.

Pork cutlet Tonkatsu recipe Serves 5 people

thick cut pork cutlets 3-4 pieces ( these guys are boneless)

1 cup flour

2 eggs

2 cups panko crumbs

salt and pepper

cabbage ( shred it)


  • A Deep fryer is useful in this recipe, however a shallow frying in a wok will work too.
  •  Step 1. In three separate bowls place the flour in one, the egg ( whisk the egg) in one, and the panko crumbs one.
  • Step 2.  Get your deep fryer or wok heated up to about 375 degrees heat. Making sure the oil is hot enough for frying.
  • Step 3. While you wait for the heat to rise. Wash and slice up the cabbage.
  • Step 4. Time to fry up the pork cutlets.  But first things first coating time. Sprinkle onto each cutlet some salt and pepper generously. Then give it a flour dusting all over an egg bath and into a panko crumb dressing. It’s ready to be fried. Fry until the temperature reaches 145 degrees (293 degrees fahrenheit )  then place it onto of plate of shred cabbage. Drizzle some Tonkatus sauce it’s really yummy!

Tonkatus sauce – You can make this sauce but if you don’t feel like it just buy it from the store.

1/4 cup of ketchup

2-3 tsp of Worcestershire sauce

1-2 tsp of mirin

2-3 tsp of sugar

1-2 tsp of Dijion mustard

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1-2 tsp of soy sauce

1 TBL of dark soy sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and mix them well together.
  • Mix all of these ingredients well until it has a dark thick appearance and it taste like delicious! It has a umami flavor going on with the sauce.
  • These are suggested measurements feel free to adjust to your taste.