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Japanese Tonkatsu

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Tonkatsu are deep fried pork cutlets served with a nice sweet and sour sauce. Join James and see him prepare Tonkatsu in his kitchen in a few minutes. The crisp pork cutlets taste amazing with the tangy sauce. Try them out and enjoy!
  Boneless pork chops 4
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Eggs 2
  Flour 8 Tablespoon
  Panko 8 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Frying)
  Ketchup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Apple sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Spicy mustard 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Ginger juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Shredded cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon slices 3

Flatten the pork chops with the back of a spatula. Cut a few slits around the edges. Season with the salt and pepper.
Dip the chops in the flour, then the beaten egg, back into the flour, egg and then panko. The double flour and egg gives a nice thick breading. Place in the freezer for 1/2 an hour to set.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce.In a pan add all the sauce ingredients, boil for 2 minutes.
Fry the chops at a low temperature (235-245 F) until dark brown on both sides. Double fry method can also be used.
Slice the fried chop, place on the shredded cabbage on a plate and spoon over the sauce before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Meat, Pork Tenderloin
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Japanese Fried Pork Cutlet
This Japanese style deep-fried pork cutlet, is a melt-in-your-mouth example of haute cuisine for your home table. Just like the western the world, pork cutlet is Japan’s favorite comfort foods. This is a real crowd pleaser and the perfect dish to entertain with! Watch James bread the cutlets in panko and fry them till crispy golden. He serves it with a sweet-sour dipping sauce! Truely delicious.

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