This is a very simple fried breaded porkchops to cook and requires very few ingredients usually found in your kitchen pantry or inside the refrigerator. This dish is actually as Japanese dish called tonkatsu, a breaded piece of pork meat which is fried and serve with the tonkatsu sauce. Although usually pork chops or pork steak is used in cooking tonkatsu, I just called it porkchop tonkatsu just to emphasize that the meat I used is pork chops with bone-in. If you can buy tonkatsu sauce in the supermarket, then you don’t need to make one but I also have a recipe below of the tonkatsu sauce which is close to the real thing. Just find it below.
How to Cook Pork Chops Tonkatsu
- 4 pcs pork chops
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 pcs raw eggs
- white pepper to taste
- fine salt to taste
- cooking oil for frying
For the Tonkatsu sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 4 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. oyster sauce
- 1 tsp. soy sauce optional
- salt to taste optional
How to Cook Pork Chops Tonkatsu:
- Pound each pork chops with a meat mallet or back of a cleaver. Season with salt and pepper on both sides of the pork chops.
- Rub the salt and pepper to distribute it evenly on all surface.
- Prepare 3 pieces of deep plates containing cornstarch, bread crumbs and beaten eggs.
- First dredge the pork chops in the cornstarch then dip in the beaten eggs and coat it with breadcrumbs pressing gently on all sides to help stick the breadcrumbs on the pork chops.
- Heat oil in a frying pan about an inch deep then fry the pork chops until golden brown. Flip the pork chop to fry the other side also until golden brown.
- When the pork chops are cooked, remove from pan and put in a strainer to remove excess oil.
- Slice the pork chops and serve with tonkatsu sauce (see recipe below)
To make the tonkatsu sauce:
- Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Serve with the porkchops tonkatsu.