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deep–fried breaded pork cutlets

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 478 kcal
  • Total Time: 25 m
    • Prep: 10 m
    • Cook: 15 m
  • Japanese: Tonkatsu
Deep–fried Breaded Pork Cutlets



  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • oil for deep frying


  • 1 ounce flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ounces bread crumbs


  • 3 cabbage leaves
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 lemon
  • a little parsley
Step 1

step 1:

Stab both sides of the pork chops 5 or 6 times with a fork. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 2

step 2:

Lightly dust the chops in the flour.

Step 3

step 3:

Put the egg in a bowl and coat the chops with the egg.

Step 4

step 4:

Then coat well with the bread crumbs in a separate pan.

Step 5

step 5:

Heat the oil to 340 °F and deep-fry the chops on each side about 5 or 6 minutes until golden brown.

Step 6

step 6:

Remove and drain on a rack.

Step 7

step 7:

Slice the cutlets across into 3/4 in. strips. Shred the cabbage and soak in water. Drain the water from the cabbage. Cut the tomato into 6-8 sectors. Cut the lemon into 4 equal pieces.


Serve the cutlets with the garnish. Pour one of the dipping sauces described below over the cutlets.


This is a very popular dish in Japan. It is almost always served with shredded cabbage.

Typical Meals – Deep-Fried Breaded Pork Cutlets

Tonkatsu Sauce
  • Tonkatsu Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Step 1
step 1:

Mix the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.

Miso Sauce
  • Miso Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red miso
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
Step 1
step 1:

Mix the miso, sugar, water and soy sauce in a dish. Warm it in a microwave.