Super quick and simpler than you might think this is my version of Japanese tonkatsu.
Thin and crispy coated pork steak which I fry in the pan and then finish off in the oven.
I’m also going to show you how to make a super simple curry sauce, that’s sweet and tangy with a little bit of spice and it complements the tonkatsu perfectly.
2 eggs lightly whisked
4 tbsp ﬂour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cups (75g) panko breadcrumbs
4 pork loin steaks – excess fat removed
vegetable oil for frying
- Tonkatsu curry sauce
1/2 cup (120ml) tomato ketchup
1/4 cup (60ml) white wine
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 garlic clove peeled and minced
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp sugar
- To Serve
1/2 White cabbage ﬁnely shredded
3 spring onions/Scallions chopped
- Whisk two eggs in a shallow bowl.
- In the second bowl place four tablespoons of plain, all-purpose, flour along with a quarter of a teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
- In a third bowl add 75 grams, or one and a half cups, of panko breadcrumbs.
- So now we’re going to coat the pork steaks.
- So first we’re going to coat the steaks in the seasoned flour then dip them in the egg and then coat them in those breadcrumbs.
- Once you’ve coated the steaks then place them on a plate ready for frying.
- Now we want to heat 250 ml, about a cup, of oil in a large frying pan.
- Once the oil’s hot we want to fry the pork steaks on a medium heat for about two to four minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Once they’re golden brown then place on a baking tray and finish off in a preheated oven for about seven to ten minutes until the pork’s no longer pink in the middle.
- Curry sauce
- To a small saucepan we want to add about 120 mil or half a cup of tomato ketchup, 60 mil or quarter of a cup of white wine, two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, two tablespoons of dark soy sauce, one minced garlic clove, quarter of a teaspoon of ground ginger, a teaspoon of curry powder, 1 tablespoon of mirin and a tablespoon of sugar.
- Mix all that together and bring it to the boil.
- Now turn down the heat and simmer for five minutes.
- When the pork steaks are ready take them out of the oven and slice into strips.
- I’m going to serve the tonkatsu on some boiled rice with some sliced raw white cabbage and a drizzle of that spicy curry sauce.
- Finish with a sprinkling of spring onions and serve with that delicious curry sauce.
- Your Tonkatsu is ready!