Tonkatsu is Japanese style deep fried pork cutlet. This is typically served with finely shredded cabbage and tonkatsu sauce.

My family loves eating tonkatsu but we usually get to enjoy this only when we eat out or buy it “to go”. My excuse is that I dislike deep frying because of the clean up you need to do after.

I bought some pork cutlets last week as it was on sale and wasn’t really sure what to do with it. But one weeknight I was inspired to finally make tonkatsu because I wanted to make something new for my family.

To make you will need pork cutlets, panko, eggs, flour and salt and pepper.
First season your cutlets with salt and pepper. Then dredge each cutlet in flour making sure to shake off any excess, dip in beaten eggs and finally coat with panko. While you are preparing your cutlets you can heat up your pan with 1 1/2 – 2 inches of vegetable oil. Once your oil is hot enough fry your cutlets one at a time until golden brown. Make sure that you flip it once to ensure even cooking. Drain in paper towels and let rest before slicing.


Serve with thinly sliced cabbage and tonkatsu sauce and a cup of steamed white rice.