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Katsu Karē (Pork Cutlet with Curry Sauce)

Katsu Kare (Pork Cutlet with Curry Sauce)

Katsu karē (カツカレー) is tonkatsu, a Japanese breaded and fried pork cutlet with curry sauce. Katsu kari is a popular meal in japan. It is typically served on Japanese short grained rice. I have ordered it at several Japanese restaurants both here and in Japan when I was there on vacation. Sometimes it comes with just the curry sauce and sometimes it comes with the full curry including the meat, carrots and potatoes. I prefer to have just the curry sauce so that I can enjoy the pork cutlet more.

Whenever I make Japanese curry I like to make it with some extra sauce. I skim off the extra sauce and freeze it to use later for katsu kare and other dishes. This meal combines the best of both worlds. Since the tonkatsu was just cooked it is still nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and it is covered in an amazing spicy slightly sweet curry sauce.

Ingredients:
1 serving Japanese short grained rice (cooked)
1 tonkatsu (sliced)
1 1/2 cup Japanese curry sauce (heated)

Directions:
1. Assemble.

Similar Recipes:
Kare (Japanese Curry)
Kare Udon (Curry Udon Soup)
Kare Gyoza (Curry Potstickers)
Kare Pan (Curry Bread)
Tonkatsu
Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)

32 comments:

Sylvia said...

your curry recipes are absolutely delicious . I like pork meat

LyB said...

That looks just delicious! I've never had anything like this but I love the idea of the crispy cutlet with the sauce on the side.

RecipeGirl said...

I'm not typically a curry kinda gal, but you sure made it look delicious. I like how you opted to sauce only one side of it for the pic!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hi there Kevin, your Katsu Kare looks wonderful!exploration of food is so rewarding. Thanks for visiting!

noble pig said...

Oh my, looks wonderful...and there's that katsu again that I NEED to try. You are such a wonderful cook and you like to try different things. Good for you!

Diana Evans said...

looks good!

sher said...

Oh Kevin! That's just seriously gorgeous! The colors on that plate are briliant. I'm hungry!

cakebrain said...

I love katsu and the curry sauce is a great idea! It looks yummy!

Gigi said...

Wow! This looks so good! I love anything saucy poured over white rice. What a great dinner!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your cutlets look so great. Whenever I make them, the coating falls off. Love the curry sauce too!

The Culinary Chase said...

Hi Kevin! This curry looks great & is a family favorite! We used to eat a lot of this when we lived in Singapore & Hong Kong. We're now just finding places here that offer it. Cheers!

Katie said...

I love this photo, especially the contrast between the white and brown. Very nicely presented. :)

Peter M said...

Theb reading looks crisp and savory...dig in!

Elle said...

Looks delicious! I especially love the photo--really creative.

giz said...

Definitely looks delicious - did you use regular or panko crumbs for the cutlet?

Kevin said...

I used panko bread crumbs for the cutlet.

Patricia Scarpin said...

What a good looking dish, Kevin!

Deborah said...

We just had something very similar to the Tonkatsu pork a few nights ago, and it was delicious, so this looks especially good right now!

Emiline said...

Yum! This looks delicious. I love curry.

Rosie said...

Hi Kevin, I am so playing catch up here after being ill. I am drooling viewing all your new recipes and your curry dishes are absolutely stunning!!

Rosie x

foodhoe said...

mmmm, breaded and fried pork smothered in curry with rice. there's not a better thing I can think of. yum!

Nicole said...

That looks delicious! Love the photo!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I know so little of Japanese cooking (beyond sushi, that is, and even that, I can't say I know very much) and love to see recipes like this because I never would have had any idea! This looks really tasty and I really like how you plated it.

We Are Never Full said...

The first time I saw this recipe was at my favorite Japanese restaurant here in Brooklyn. It's known for being a real traditional japanese restaurant for it's menu, but I have to say, I wondered when I read this entree. Curry and japanese!? But you're right, it is very typical! And it's absolutely delish! - amy @ http://www.weareneverfull.com

Bellini Valli said...

Looks like I need to head to the Asian market here in town. Thanks for the inspiration Kevin:D

Zen Chef said...

That's exactly what i have to eat everytime i go to the Japanese mall. :-)
Yum!

Sara said...

Wow Kevin, all these curry posts are amazing! I've had a similar dish to this before with chicken and loved it. I'll be trying this and most of your other curry recipes too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Tawara Family said...

mmmm nyummy..i like curry ..katsukare daisuki

Anonymous said...

you know pork katsu is called "don katsu." but you know I love that dish.

culinspiration said...

Your blog is so inspiring! Fantastic photography as well. I gave your recipe a vegetarian spin:

http://culinspiration.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/japanese-curry-with-crispy-tofu-cutlets/

Delish!

Carol said...

I found your website today, and I'm getting ready to try this recipe tomorrow! But, looking through your recipes, I know I'm going to have to try a lot more soon. They all look so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this recipe and the one for okonomiyaki. i recently returned from japan and i truly thought that i would never find good recipes for either dish. this site is awesome!

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