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deep-fried breaded pork tenderloin cutlets

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 466 kcal
  • Total Time: 20 m
    • Prep: 10 m
    • Cook: 10 m
  • Japanese: Hire-katsu
Deep-Fried Breaded Pork Tenderloin Cutlets


  • 10 1/2 ounces pork tenderloin
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • oil for deep-frying


  • 2/3 ounce flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 ounces bread crumbs
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the pork into 1 in. pieces. Sprinkle the salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 2

step 2:

Lightly coat the pork with the flour in a pan.

Step 3

step 3:

Beat the egg in a bowl. Add the pork and coat 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 pork pieces on each side 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack.

Serve and pour the dipping sauce described below over the cutlets.


The meat used in tonkatsu can be either pork roast or tenderloin. This dish using tenderloin has a lighter taste and fewer calories because the amount of fat is less than in pork roast. Tonkastu is almost always served with shredded cabbage.


Dipping sauce

Tonkatsu Sauce
  • Tonkatsu Sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
Step 1
step 1:

Mix the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.