Updated 20190228: Tonkatsu is a Japanese style pork cutlet that is coated with panko bread crumbs and fried and it’s one of my favourite foods! I was making it the other day and I thought that it was a good time to update my recipe for it since I originally shared it back in 2007. Tonkatsu is so easy to make! It’s really just pork chops that are covered in panko breadcrumbs a fried in oil until lightly golden brown and crispy and they are oh so good! You can enjoy them with whatever you like with a traditional way being topped with tonkatsu sauce (a sauce that is similar to a thick Worcestershire sauce) along side shredded cabbage in a sesame dressing. Not matter how you serve tonkatsu, it always hits the spot!
Juicy pork chops covered in crispy, golden brown panko breadcrumbs!
- 1 pound pork chops, trimmed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste, dredge them in the flour, shaking off any excess, dip them in the egg and press into the breadcrumbs to cover.
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the pork chops and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side.
- Tips: Enjoy topped with tonkatsu sauce!