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17 October 2023

Easy Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlets)

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Easy Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlets)

This pork katsu (tonkatsu) recipe with sauce is quick and easy to make in a skillet. Tonkatsu is a Japanese fried pork dish. Our take on this traditional recipe uses fast-fry Ontario pork chops.

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Yield: Serves 4-6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes



  • 6 thin boneless Ontario pork loin fast fry centre chops (about 400 g)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil, divided
  • Sliced green onions (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Place pork chops on work surface and using meat mallet, pound to a thin ¼ inch (5 mm). Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
  2. Simple Katsu Sauce: In a bowl, whisk together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar; set aside.
  3. Place flour on one plate. Place eggs in a shallow dish and beat lightly. Place breadcrumbs in another shallow dish.
  4. Dredge each pork cutlet in flour, then egg and let excess drip off. Coat both sides well with breadcrumbs and place on a large baking sheet.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat and cook pork in batches, turning once, about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Add more as necessary. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve with rice sprinkled with green onions, if desired and the katsu sauce for dipping.
Nutritional Information
Easy Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlets)
1/6 of recipe
Protein 21g
Calories 390
Sugar 4g
Fat 25g
  Saturated 4g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 550mg
Calcium 20mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Fibre 1g

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