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A much standard fare in a Japanese Restaurant. Tender pork cutlets fried with a flaky panko crust traditionally served with a flavorful dipping sauce made of familiar Worcestershire sauce.
Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 684 kcal


  • Oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 lb. pork cutlets pounded
  • pinch salt freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. panko flakes (Japanese bread crumb)
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 TB Aloha shoyu
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • oil for frying


  • shredded cabbage

Tonkatsu Sauce:

  • 1 c. catsup
  • 1/2 c. Worchershire sauce
  • 1/2 c. sake
  • 2 TB ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. mirin



  • In a saucepan over medium heat; combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Allow to simmer 15-20 minutes. Keep refrigerated.Make 2 ½ cups.
  • On a serving platter; place cabbage; set aside. In a wok or deep fat fryer; heat oil.
  • Lightly season pork with salt and pepper. In 3 separate shallow bowls; place flour, panko and egg mixed with soy sauce and sugar.
  • Dredge pork in flour, dip in egg mixture and coat with panko. Deep fry pork until golden brown; drain on paper towels.

How To Serve:

  • For service: slice and serve over cabbage with individual serving bowls of favorite Tonkatsu Sauce. Serves 4.


Calories: 684kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 49gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 1515mgPotassium: 1244mgFiber: 2gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 446IUVitamin B1: 2mgVitamin B5: 2mgVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 139mgIron: 6mg
Keyword pork cutlets, flaky panko crust, dipping sauce, Tonkatsu
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