Tonkatsu- classic Japanese pork cutlet. For the pork katsu, season the pork cutlets with salt and pepper. In a second shallow dish, combine panko, ginger, granulated garlic, granulated onion, flour and sesame seeds. Lower a pork chop into the oil.
Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish of a pork cutlet that has been coated in flaky panko breadcrumbs then deep-fried. Over time, tonkatsu has become one of Japan's most commonly eaten dishes. But Renga-tei used pork instead of beef/veal and the meat was deep fried. You can have Tonkatsu- classic Japanese pork cutlet using 6 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Tonkatsu- classic Japanese pork cutlet
- Prepare 1/4 of cabbage.
- You need 1 of pork fillet (or 2-3 chicken breast, or one turkey breast).
- You need 1 of egg.
- It’s 1/2 cup of flour.
- Prepare 1 cup of panco.
- You need 1 cup of cooking oil (one inch in a frying pan).
Japanese word for pork is "buta" (豚) and this kanji character can be pronounced as "ton", hence tonkatsu (豚カツ) meaning pork cutlet. When tonkatsu was first served at Renga-tei, it was accompanied by shredded cabbage. Tonkatsu, breaded and fried pork, is the ultimate Japanese comfort food. Elena Yamamoto, Co-Chef of Karasu in Brooklyn, shows us her favorite way to make Tonkatsu: making homemade breadcrumbs.
Tonkatsu- classic Japanese pork cutlet instructions
- Chop cabbage. In a bowl mix with 1/2 teaspoon salt and leave for 15 minutes. Squeeze liquid out..
- Slice meat about 3/4 inch and sprinkle salt and pepper..
- Prepare 3 stations of flour, egg, and panco. Each piece to go through flour, egg, and panco..
- Put cooking oil about 3/4 inch in a frying pan. Cast iron pan works better. Hear the oil to 350. For frying food, temperature is very important for crispness. A cooking thermometer is very useful..
- Put 4-5 pieces of meat and fry for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown..
- Put a few paper towel on a plate and place cooked meats so the extra oil drains. Cut one to see if the meat is thoroughly cooked..
- Serve meat with cabbage. Pour tonkatsu sauce on top. Tonkatsu sauce could be at Asian section of supermarket..
Jason and I try to penny pinch whenever we can. Tonkatsu is a Japanese crumbed pork cutlet. A little like a German or Australian schnitzel, tonkatsu is one of the most popular forms of yōshoku (Western food incorporated into Japanese cuisine). Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, this Baked Tonkatsu recipe is a total game changer. All you need is the right techniques and tips to achieve the perfection.