Tonkatsu

Hello everyone!

On today’s blog, I thought I would share my version on Tonkatsu, which is a Japanese dish that consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.
Since I am not Japanese, this will not be the traditional Tonkatsu you would have in an authentic restaurant or in Japan but it’s still pretty good!

Ingredients:

  • Boneless pork chops, pounded to a centimeter thick (I used 4 boneless pork chops)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup of Panko
  • Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Lemon Pepper

Directions:

Season the pounded pork chops with salt & pepper, garlic salt and lemon pepper.

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Dust with flour and make an even coating.

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Add a small amount of oil into your skillet over medium heat. If you throw in a small Panko breadcrumb in and it sizzles, that’s how you will know if it is ready.

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In two separate bowls, prep the egg and Panko breadcrumbs.

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Dip the pork into the egg to coat. Make sure to coat it well!

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Next, take the coated pork chop and dip into the Panko. Toss in a few times or press down to make sure it has a good coating.

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Once coated, lay the pork chops in the skillet with hot oil for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side for another 5-6 minutes.

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After they are fully cooked, place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

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Slice your Tonkatsu and serve with shredded green cabbage, white rice or noodles and enjoy!

With love,

-R. Vargas

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