Thursday, February 04, 2010

Crunchy and Satisfying

I had some pork chops in the refrigerator that were starting to go bad, so I thought what better time to make a Japanese style dish? Tonkatsu pork! It is so fun to say and more fun to eat. On my journey to figure out how to make this dish, I found the most amusing YouTube channels I've seen in a while, "Cooking with Dog." Here's the video I watched:

I grabbed and modified the Chicken Katsu off of AllRecipes again, which is posted below. Here's the final result with some sauteed spinach and steamed rice:

Tonkatsu Pork


1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
pepper to taste

2 cups vegetable oil, for deep-fat frying
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
4 pork chops


1. For the sauce, stir together the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and soy sauce, and a pinch of pepper to taste. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. Place flour and panko bread crumbs onto separate plates and season with salt and pepper. Place the beaten egg in a medium bowl. Dip scored pork pieces first into flour, then egg, and lastly bread crumbs.
4. Fry breaded pork in preheated oil until golden brown and no longer pink in center, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. Slice pork into 1" strips and top with a drizzle of sauce.

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