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Tonkatsu Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Tonkatsu

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"These breaded and fried pork cutlets make a traditional Japanese dish which is very simple and easy to make. Serve with sticky rice and tonkatsu sauce and enjoy! Also great if substituted with chicken breasts."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Place the pork chops between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the pork with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/4-inch thickness (about .75 cm). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pour oil into a skillet about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) deep. Heat the oil over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Place the flour, egg, and panko crumbs in separate bowls. Coat each cutlet in flour, then egg, and finally in bread crumbs. Tap off any loose crumbs.
  4. Fry the cutlets until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 04, 2012

This was really good. The pork turned out very crispy and light. Service it with Awesome Rice Pilaf and Lucy's Quick Tonkatsu Sauce both from AllRecipes. Great meal. Thanks for posting

 
Feb 25, 2013

We love these pork chops, I use a whole pork loin when it is on sale, lightly freeze and slice very thin(no pounding necessary)...the first time I made them as is and they were good, but missing something. The second time I made them I seasoned the flour with garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper and they were fantastic! Such a small change made such a big difference in flavor!! My 9yr old that rarely eats much meat ate 6 of these...not sure where he put them ;-) Served with jasmine rice, stir fry veggies(frozen bag of stir fry blend + bag frozen broccoli), and buttered potatoes(chinese buffet style)...but the pork chops are always the highlight of the meal!!

 

6 Ratings

Aug 22, 2013

This was a great, basic Tonkatsu recipe! I also seasoned the pork chops with garlic and some ground ginger for added flavor. This was served with a salad and Tonton Ginger dressing (found at Wegmans and Costco).

 
Mar 29, 2014

Yummy and nutritious, quick and easy meal. My family like it. I add a little salt and pepper to the crumbs to make it tastier : )

 
Dec 14, 2013

Simple and delicious tonkatsu - it was perfect as is with no alterations. I did take some additional steps with some of my tonkatsu to make it into Katsudon. Amazing!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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