Tonkatsu Recipe
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My dear friend, Junie Obi, shared the recipe for these breaded pork cutlets years ago. Her mom owned a food stand and served this traditional dish.—Yuko Shibata, Monterey Park, California
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared hot mustard

Directions

Flatten pork chops to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine flour and garlic salt. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl. Coat pork with flour mixture, then dip in eggs and coat in crumbs.
In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Fry pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side or until crisp and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tonkatsu in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p201

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 2 tablespoons sauce: 527 calories, 29g fat (5g saturated fat), 188mg cholesterol, 1271mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared hot mustard
  1. Flatten pork chops to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine flour and garlic salt. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl. Coat pork with flour mixture, then dip in eggs and coat in crumbs.
  2. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Fry pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side or until crisp and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tonkatsu in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p201

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