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Pork Tonkatsu

Pork Tonkatsu is a delicious super crispy Japanese Pork Cutlet served with cabbage and a delicious deep flavored dipping sauce. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 326kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 1 pound pork chops
    or 4 boneless pork chops. Thin to medium cut.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour gluten-free if desired
  • ¾ cups panko breadcrumbs
    gluten-free if desired
  • oil for frying - depends on the size of pan (about ½ inch of oil for a shallow fry)
  • 4 cups cabbage sliced finely shredded and soaked in water
  • tonkatsu sauce
    Bulldog Brand and make your own (homemade tonkatsu sauce recipe in the notes below) - optional
  • cooked rice
    for serving - optional
  • 2 tablespoon green onions
    garnish - optional


  • Remove fat from pork chops and pound flat.
  • Salt and pepper pork chops
  • Dip pork chops in egg and then into the flour mixture, remove excess flour.
  • Dip the floured pork chop back into the egg and then into the panko bread crumbs until well coated. Set aside
  • Heat a large skillet with about ½ inch of oil until hot. Lay 1 or 2 cutlets in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes, turning them once or twice. Drain the cutlets on paper towels and cut the pork into bite-size strips. (Alternatively you can cut down the fat: Heat about 1- 2 tablespoons oil in frying pan and cook on medium heat on each side until golden brown.) In addition, this would be a delicious recipe to try in your air fryer, if you have one.
  • Drain cabbage and dry. (traditionally the cabbage is served plain on the side however if you wish you can drizzle a little sesame oil, rice vinegar, dash of sugar, dash of salt and some white pepper and mix it together, its delicious)
  • Serve pork tonkatsu with cabbage, rice and drizzled with tonkatsu sauce on top.


My boys like the Bulldog brand of Tonkatsu sauce. However, you can make your own homemade sauce by adding the following ingredients together; ½ cup Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon french yellow mustard, ½ teaspoon ground all spice and place in a little pot and heat over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, cool and serve) 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg