Tonkatsu pork is a dish that is often found in Japanese restaurants. This is a fairly easy to make version that provides a good substitute to make at home.
The pork loin steaks are initially coated with egg & breadcrumbs, then fried to a golden brown colour. They are then oven baked to finish the cooking process. The Tonkatsu sauce is a delightful blend including tomato sauce, soy sauce, white wine, mirin & Worcestershire sauce. These flavours blend superbly and really enhance the dish. Served with Jasmine rice and shredded cabbage and you have a very tasty Japanese inspired meal.
Many people use panko breadcrumbs to coat the pork for frying rather than normal breadcrumbs. This should produce a crispier fried pork as the panko breadcrumbs are larger and absorb less vegetable oil when frying. Whichever breadcrumbs you use the result will be great. The real star of this dish is the Tonkatsu sauce. The tomato, worcestershire and soy sauces all distinctly flavour the sauce.