Tonkatsu Pork

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.

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Tonkatsu Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tonkatsu Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tonkatsu Sauce
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat a fan forced oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Whisk 2 eggs together in a small bowl.
  3. Add flour, salt and pepper to a separate bowl and mix together.
  4. Add breadcrumbs to a third bowl.
  5. Coat each pork steak in flour, then dip into the egg mixture and finally coat with breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat and cook each the pork steaks until golden brown each side. This will take about 2-3 minutes each side.
  7. Place steak on a baking tray line with baking paper and cook in oven for about 7 minutes or until pork is cooked through.
  8. While pork is cooking make the tomkatsu sauce.
  9. Add tomato sauce, white wine, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, curry powder, mirin & sugar to a small saucepan, stir to mix through and bring to boil.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  11. When pork is cooked, remove from oven and slice into strips.
  12. Divide pork among bowls and serve with shredded cabbage on a bed of jasmine rice.
  13. Drizzle tonkatsu sauce over the pork strips. Drizzle remaining sauce over the rice in each bowl.
  14. Garnish with spring onion and serve.
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