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Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)

Katsudon

Katsudon (カツ丼), short for tonkatsu doburi or pork cutlet rice bowl, is a popular Japanese dish consisting of a fried pork cutlet with onions and egg on a bowl of rice. Although this dish is certainly tasty enough to make it worth making tonkatsu for, it is also a good way to use up any leftover tonkatsu that you may find yourself with. If you also have some leftover rice, this dish is super quick to make taking only a few minutes. I find that it is better to make the katsudon in a small pan rather that a sauce pan so that you can more easily slide the tonkatsu from the pan onto the rice such that the cutlet keeps its shape. You can easily add things like peas, green beans, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, grated carrots, etc.

Ingredients:
1 tonkatsu (sliced)
1 onion (sliced)
1/2 cup dashi
2 tablespoon soy
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 cup rice (Japanese, cooked)
1 green onion (sliced)

Directions:
1. Simmer the onions in the dashi, soy, mirin, and sugar in a small pan until the onions are tender.
2. Add the tonkatsu.
3. Pour the eggs over tonkatsu and onions.
4. Turn the heat down, put the lid on and let the egg cook, about 1-2 minutes.
5. Pout the tonkatsu onto the rice in a bowl.
6. Garnish with green onions.

Similar Recipes:
Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)
Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)
Gyudon (Beef Rice Bowl)
Katsu Kare (Pork Cutlet with Curry Sauce)
Sweet Chili Chicken Rice Bowl

26 comments:

made healthier said...

Mmmm, your tonkatsu looks really good!

Diana Evans said...

wow...that looks soooooooooo good!!!

Jaime said...

that looks like it's straight out of a japanese restaurant! :)

i really like chicken katsu

Vicki said...

This looks so simple & delicious, I can't believe I've never tried it before. Thanks for the inspiration!

Peter M said...

I'm always looking for quick meal ideas for the weekday and this dish looks easy on the eye.

tigerfish said...

I love katsudon. It makes a meal for me. And those sweet onions and creamy egg in katsudon. Sometimes, I would have Jap. curry spooned over. Delish!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This looks great! And like Peter said, something that could be done during the week. I don't think I've ever cooked anything Japanese yet--I'll have to add this to the to-do list!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This looks great! We love a dish called Chicken Katsu that we get at a Japanese restaurant here. It looks similar, but I like pork way better than chicken breast!

By the way, I've tagged you for a meme. Hope you don't mind.

http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com/2008/02/its-raining-memes.html

Ferdzy said...

It does indeed look like something you would get in a restaurant. Delicious!

Deborah said...

This sounds delicious!!

Emiline said...

Mmm, that looks good. This looks quicky and easy, like Peter said.
You're just like Rachael Ray.

noble pig said...

This looks heavenly. I've never had chicken katsu, but I haven't done much Japanese dining.

Pam said...

Kevin, I always look forward to see what you've cooked and you never disappoint me!

Greg said...

Oh, I haven't had katsudon in like forever! You really have mastered this dish.

Oh, sorry Kevin. I've tagged you for a silly blog chain letter MeMe. MUWAHAHA Now you gotta answer up.

http://gregcooks.blogspot.com/2008/02/its-all-about-meme.html

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, looks divine! the photo's making me hungry!

Manggy said...

Oh, I LOVE Katsudon. Purists will probably scoff at me, though, since I love having mine with Tonkatsu sauce :)

Jenn said...

That's one of my favourite dishes, great job, it looks great!

amysep said...

One of my favorite hot dish to order in a Japanese restaurant. DELISH! Amy @ http://www.weareneverfull.com

Nilmandra said...

That's a very generous katsudon, you couldn't see the rice at all! ;)

Elly said...

Wow, Kevin. This looks perfect!

Dhanggit said...

oh this is one of my favorite japanese dish; katsudon!! looks really authentic in the photo! i could smell from here.;..yummy i need to do this tonight or else..:-)

Patsyk said...

Wow! You brought me back to when our favorite Japanese restaurant was still around. Sadly they are gone, but I may have to try your recipe to see if I can fill the craving!

manju said...

I actually came to your site via DK's Potato Feast, and love it. Your donburi section was a surprise to see, and I loved your innovations with it (I love taco filling with rice, but never thought of it as donburi -- you're an inspiration!) I've bookmarked this to come back later too. Great site!

tastymealsathome said...

yummi, this is a great site, good work!

Morticia Addams 7 said...

OMG! We like many of the same dishes. Kevin, your photos are fabulous.

Mami said...

I am surprised that you cooked Donburi. Amazing!!It is Japanese recipe,isnt it? Your trial of cooking is so variety of recipe.
thanks!!

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