Pork cutlets or pork tonkatsu originated in Japan. It consists of a pork cutlet coated with flour, bread crumbs, and egg. It is also served in many restaurants throughout South Korea.
The best cut of meat is a thinly sliced butterfly pork chop. This allows it to fry easily and makes it tender. It is best to ask your butcher for this cut of meat. Any cut of pork will suffice, however, as long as it’s boneless and thinly sliced. The best type of bread crumbs to use are Panko as they provide a thicker coating.
The sauce is a simple mixture of Worcesershire and ketchup. It is delicious and matches the dish perfectly. These pork cutlets are also great served up with a side order of coleslaw.
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- 4 thin, boneless pork chops
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- salt and pepper
- cole slaw for garnishing
- cooking oil for frying
For the Sauce:
- 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp of ketchup
- Servings: 4
- Level: Easy
- Time: 35 minutes
- Cuisine: Japanese, Korean
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- Pierce the cutlets with the tip of a knife to ensure they fry a little better. Season them with salt and pepper on each side.
- Add all purpose flour to a mixing bowl. Season it with salt and pepper. Mix until everything is mixed well. Crack the eggs into another bowl. Beat them until they are well combined. Add the breadcrumbs to a third bowl.
- Dredge the chops in the all purpose flour. Shake the excess off. Then place them in the eggs. Last, put them in the bread crumbs. Make sure they are well covered with all the coatings.
- Pour an inch or two of vegetable oil into a frying pan. Heat it, over medium high heat, until it reaches about 350 degrees F. Place the pork chops in, in batches, and fry them for 2 minutes on each side.
- To make the sauce, combine the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Mix them until it is well combined.
- Place the pork chops on a plate. I like to slice mine into pieces about 1 1 1/2 inches think. This is not necessary, however. Serve them with a side dish of coleslaw and some sauce drizzled over the top.
- Enjoy your Pork cutlets – pork tonkatsu.