Tonkatsu – Japanese pork cutlet

Mains
Poultry
Rice

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Servings:

2

Tonkatsu is a Japanese style pork cutlet that originated more than a century ago, wow! What sets this apart is the use of Panko – Japanese breadcrumbs which are light and airy as compared to regular bread crumbs.
Making a tonkatsu is much simpler than you think! Tenderising the pork chops with a meat hammer breaks down the fibres of the pork, resulting in a softer texture.
Coating the pork chops with panko is an easy way to get a crispy exterior while keeping the meat moist and juicy. The key to this dish is double-frying. First, we fry at a lower temperature for 2-3 minutes. Then finish it off with high heat, giving it a really crispy crust!
For the love of all things CRISPY, go try it out this weekend!

Ingredients

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250g / 350g Pork Chop
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250g / 350g Pork Chop
Salt and pepper
Salt and pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
plain flour
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tbsp
tbsp
plain flour
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tbsp
tbsp
white pepper powder
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tbsp
tbsp
white pepper powder
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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egg
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egg
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g
panko breadcrumbs
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g
panko breadcrumbs
Oil for deep fry
Oil for deep fry
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Cabbage
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g
Cabbage
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honey
honey
plum tomatoes
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honey
honey
plum tomatoes
Sesame Sauce
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Sesame Sauce
Tonkatsu Sauce
Tonkatsu Sauce

Steps

1

Tenderise 250g pork chop with meat hammer
Tenderise 250g pork chop with meat hammer
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2

Season with salt and pepper on both sides
Season with salt and pepper on both sides
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3

In a container add 4 tbsp plain flour,
In a container add 4 tbsp plain flour,
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4

1 tbsp white pepper powder and 1 tsp salt
1 tbsp white pepper powder and 1 tsp salt
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5

Mix well and set aside
Mix well and set aside
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6

Crack and beat an egg
Crack and beat an egg
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7

Add 80g panko breadcrumbs into another container
Add 80g panko breadcrumbs into another container
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8

Spray water on panko so it’s slightly damp
Spray water on panko so it’s slightly damp
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9

Coat pork chop with flour mixture, then egg and lastly panko.
Coat pork chop with flour mixture, then egg and lastly panko.
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10

Heat enough oil in pot, deep fry pork cutlet till light golden brown for around 2 mins (Adjust according to thickness)
Heat enough oil in pot, deep fry pork cutlet till light golden brown for around 2 mins (Adjust according to thickness)
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11

Remove from oil and let it rest
Remove from oil and let it rest
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12

Cut 100g cabbage as fine as possible
Cut 100g cabbage as fine as possible
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13

Bring pork to the oil again, this time deep fry for another 30-45 seconds
Bring pork to the oil again, this time deep fry for another 30-45 seconds
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14

Drain and set aside
Drain and set aside
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15

Add cabbage and tomatoes to plate
Add cabbage and tomatoes to plate
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16

Dress with Sesame Sauce
Dress with Sesame Sauce
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17

Cut pork cutlet into thick slices and serve with Tonkatsu Sauce
Cut pork cutlet into thick slices and serve with Tonkatsu Sauce
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