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How to Make Pork Tonkatsu

Prep Time9 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 pcs
Author: Manny


  • 4 slices pork chops about 1/2" thick, remove bones
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 raw eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko or Japanese bread crumbs
  • cooking oil for deep frying

Ingredients of tonkatsu sauce:

  • 4 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 10 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar


    How to make Pork Tonkatsu:

    • Make small cuts on the pork chops to prevent the pork from curling during frying. Season with salt and pepper on all sides and set aside for a few minutes.
    • Heat the cooking oil in the frying pan about 2 inches deep. Heat it to 350°F. Coat the pork with flour and dip it in the beaten eggs. Roll in bread crumbs until well coated, shake a bit then deep fry.
    • Do the same with the rest of the pork chops. But don't overcrowd the pan to avoid sticking the breading with each other. Cook the pork chop by batches.
    • Fry for about 8 minutes or until the breading is golden brown and the pork inside the breading is cooked. When cooked, remove from the pan and put on paper towels or wire rack to drain excess oil.
    • Slice the tonkatsu and serve with tonkatsu sauce and shredded cabbage.

    To make the tonkatsu sauce:

    • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.