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Tonkatsu is breaded and deep-fried pork. It's usually served with shredded cabbage. Tonkatsu sauce can be purchased at Asian grocery stores.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 - 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 head cabbage, shredded and soaked in cold water
  • salt and pepper
  • flour for coating
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Tonkatsu sauce
  • Karashi mustard *optional


Cut the edge of pork chops in several places. Season with salt and pepper. Coat pork with flour lightly. Dip the pork in beaten egg. Coat pork with panko and pat well. Heat oil for deep-frying in a deep pan to around 340 degrees F and deep-fry breaded pork for a few minutes. Turn the pork over and fry a few more minutes or until cooked through and browned. Remove pork from the oil and drain on paper towels. Drain shredded cabbage well. Cut each tonkatsu into small pieces and serve on plates with cabbage. Pour some tonkatsu sauce over them before eating. Put some karashi mustard on tonkatsu if you would like.

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