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Tonkatsu is a dish where sliced pork loin is dredged in flour, dipped in egg, and finished with a coat of panko bread crumbs.  Pork is then deep-fried and served with tonkatsu sauce: sweet, savory, and slightly peppery brown sauce.
Course entree, Main Course
Cuisine asian, Japanese
Keyword panko readed pork, tonkatsu sauce, panko
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 588kcal
Cost $7.00


  • 3/4 pound pork loin sliced into two pieces
  • 1 cup panko Japanese bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg well beaten with a tablespoon of cold water
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for deep frying

Home-made Tonkatsu sauce

  • 2 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Gather ingredients.
  • Make the sauce by mixing the Worchester sauce, ketchup, and soy sauce in a small saucepan.  Heat the sauce until everything is well-combined.  Keep it warm.  
  • Cut pork into either two large slices.  The meat should be about ¼ inch-thick. Tenderize the meat if necessary and cut slits into any fat or membrane so the meat will not curl as it deep-fries.  Lightly salt and pepper the pork.  
  • Dust the pork in flour, dredge them in egg mixture, then press them onto panko bread crumbs.  The pork should be covered completely in bread crumbs.
    Breading Tonkatsu
  • Heat the oil to 300 F and fry the pork one at a time, turning it as it brown's about 3 minutes total.  Take the pork out of oil and dry it in an oil drying rack or paper towel.  
  • Cut the pork into strips and serve them hot with home-made Tonkatsu sauce.  
    Tonkatsu single


Serving: 2g | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1140mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5mg