I have been craving Tonkatsu ever since I saw it on the first episode of Tenno no Ryoriban. Kinda one of those Japanese food you just have to make if you are not lucky enough to be close to a restaurant that makes it right.
Oh, wait, on Tenno no Ryoriban it was actually breaded steak but I wanted Tonkatsu instead. Although steak seems like an intriguing idea.
- Thin cut pork chop (pounded with a meat mallet between plastic wrap)
- Marinate the pork chop with a bit of soy sauce (I also added a bit of sesame oil... which I don't think should go in a Tonkatsu recipe... but my hands was faster than my brain. Fortunately I actually really liked the mistake.)
- Beat one egg with 1/2 tsp of oil.
- Coat the pork chop with a flour mixture of flour, salt and powdered garlic.
- Dredge the flour coated pork chop in the egg mixture.
- Then coat it with Japanese panko crumb.
- Fry the pork chop in hot oil (on medium fire) until the meat is golden.
- I topped my Tonkatsu with Japanese mayo but you can of course go the traditional route and top it with Tonkatsu sauce that can be found in Japanese grocery store OR make it with equal ratio of ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
I REALLY liked this Tonkatsu and couldn't stop eating it. The thinly slice cabbage was also a really great companion that cuts down on the grease of the fried pork chop.