Air Fried Tonkatsu

Airfryer
Mains
Pork

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

2

Remember your first bite of Tonkatsu? That warm, but not too hot, crispy yet tender piece of pork cutlet covered in airy Japanese panko breadcrumbs. It was love at first bite.
No one likes cleaning up after a big deep frying session. So, we’ve levelled up – introducing Air Fried Tonkatsu, same great taste and textures without the hassle of scrubbing oily floors!

Ingredients

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pcs
pcs
of pork shoulder, approx. 480g (you may also choose pork loin)
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pcs
of pork shoulder, approx. 480g (you may also choose pork loin)
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tbsp
tbsp
soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
cooking wine
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tbsp
tbsp
cooking wine
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tbsp
tbsp
cooking cream
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tbsp
tbsp
cooking cream
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tbsp
tbsp
five spice powder
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tbsp
tbsp
five spice powder
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
pepper
0.00
tsp
tsp
pepper
0.00
large
large
egg (beaten)
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large
large
egg (beaten)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
cornstarch
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tbsp
tbsp
cornstarch
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tbsp
tbsp
bread crumbs
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tbsp
tbsp
bread crumbs
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g
g
Napa / Kyabetsu cabbage (shredded finely)
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g
g
Napa / Kyabetsu cabbage (shredded finely)
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cherry
cherry
tomatoes
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cherry
cherry
tomatoes
Japanese pickled radish
Japanese pickled radish

Steps

1

Tenderize each pork shoulder with a meat mallet until ½ inch thickness or lesser. This step will help the marinade to penetrate and cook evenly. Try to mould & shape the meat back with your hands as the meat will spread out as we pound it with the meat mallet.
Tenderize each pork shoulder with a meat mallet until ½ inch thickness or lesser. This step will help the marinade to penetrate and cook evenly. Try to mould & shape the meat back with your hands as the meat will spread out as we pound it with the meat mallet.
Mark as completed

2

In a bowl, add in pork chops, soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooking wine, cooking cream, five spice powder, salt and pepper. Coat each pork belly evenly and leave it to marinate for at least 2 hours.
In a bowl, add in pork chops, soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooking wine, cooking cream, five spice powder, salt and pepper. Coat each pork belly evenly and leave it to marinate for at least 2 hours.
Mark as completed

3

In the same bowl, add an egg and cornstarch, coat the meat with beaten egg and cornstarch evenly.
In the same bowl, add an egg and cornstarch, coat the meat with beaten egg and cornstarch evenly.
Mark as completed

4

Transfer meat to breadcrumbs and coat evenly by pressing it firmly. Coat the meat lightly with cooking oil on both sides before putting them in the air fryer.
Transfer meat to breadcrumbs and coat evenly by pressing it firmly. Coat the meat lightly with cooking oil on both sides before putting them in the air fryer.
Mark as completed

5

Place the meat cutlet in an air fryer at 180°C for 20 minutes. Flipping it halfway through the cooking time to achieve even brownings.
Place the meat cutlet in an air fryer at 180°C for 20 minutes. Flipping it halfway through the cooking time to achieve even brownings.
Mark as completed

6

In a small bowl, mix ketchup, oyster sauce, sugar, worcestershire sauce, mirin and mix well.
In a small bowl, mix ketchup, oyster sauce, sugar, worcestershire sauce, mirin and mix well.
Mark as completed

7

Serve Tonkatsu with cherry tomatoes, shredded Napa / Kyabetsu cabbages, Japanese pickled radish and Tonkatsu sauce.
Serve Tonkatsu with cherry tomatoes, shredded Napa / Kyabetsu cabbages, Japanese pickled radish and Tonkatsu sauce.
Mark as completed

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