How to cook Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet)

Today’s meal is…
  • Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet)
  • Rice
  • Miso Soup

Tonkatsu is a dish of thick slices of pork loin or fillet, covered with flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumbs, and fried in cooking oil.

◆Amount for 2 people
◆Cooking time 50 min

  • Kitchen knife
  • Chopping board
  • Pan
  • Bowl
  • A stainless steel tray
Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet) ingredients
  • 2 pork loin slices
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • A pinch of flour
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of fresh breadcrumbs
  • cabbage, to taste
▽Tonkatsu Sauce ingredients
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons syrup
  • Hot pepper to taste
Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet) Procedure
  1. Cut into the lean and fatty stripes of the pork loin with a knife, cut the stripes and pound all over with the back of a knife or a meat smasher.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then coat with flour, egg, and bread crumbs in that order.
  3. Put the battered pork loin in oil at 160℃ and fry for about 3 minutes. Remove from oil and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Deep-fry for a second time in oil at 180℃.
  5. Place shredded cabbage and cut pork cutlet on a plate.
Tonkatsu Sauce Procedure
  1. Fry sesame seeds in a frying pan and mortar.
  2. Mix the sesame seeds from step 1 with the other seasonings in the Tonkatsu Sauce.

TIPS for making good Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet)

(1) To avoid the meat shrinking, make sure to strike these knife into the meat.
(2) Raise the temperature to 180°C (356°F) before frying again.(Guard against the meat becoming extremely tough.)

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