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Japanese Fried Pork Cutlet

This deep-fried pork is also called tonkatsu, a Japanese comfort food. It is pork chop breaded with breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Tonkatsu is served with a savoury tonkatsu sauce which is conveniently sold pre-made, in bottles on the shelves of Japanese and other Asian grocery stores. It made with a mixture of fruits and vegetables to create a dark and savoury sauce that is perfect for tonkatsu.

This meal is best served with a bowl of steamed white rice. Get around 4 boneless pork chops but it can be more depending with your serving. Make small cuts over the surface of teh pork using the tip of the knife then sprinkle some salt and black pepper then do the same on the other side. To bread the pork, first, coat it with flour and make sure you pat it down so you have a thin layer of flour.

Dip the coated pork into beaten eggs then coat it with breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs will give a really nice crunchy texture. Heat oil ina pan to about 350 degrees Fharenght and lower the coated pork into the oil. Don’t put too much to overcrowd the pan.

Cook it through for about 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown then place over a kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Serve with shredded cabbage and drizzle sauce over it.

Ingredients;

  • 4 pork loin chops
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions;

  1. Make small cuts all over pork chops with the tip of a knife. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the meat.
  2. Coat the meat with flour, dip in eggs, then cover with bread crumbs.
  3. Heat deep frying oil to 350 F, and deep fry crumb-covered meat.
  4. You can check the temperature by dropping a bread crumb. If it comes up to the oil surface right after it’s dropped, it’s good.
  5. Fry until colour turns golden brown and meat floats in the oil, about 5-8 minutes, turning once or twice.
  6. Set the meat on a cooling rack for a minute. Cut into 5-6 pieces.
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