Tonkatsu - Japanese Style Pork Cutlets (日式吉列豬扒) is one of my family’s favorite savory dish. We used to order it a lot when we dine out. The key word here is “used to”! After trying my recipe at home, you can enjoy this dish at home whenever you feel like it! Why order out when you can make it tastier at home, right?
Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet that’s breaded with Japanese breadcrumbs (Panko) and deep-fried to golden brown perfection. It’s quite irresistible because the flavor is wonderful. The crust is super crispy and the pork chop inside is tender and juicy. Instead of deep-frying the cutlets, I usually opt for a shallow fry as a healthier version. If you haven’t watch my video tutorial, be sure to check it out because I’ll show you the tips and tricks on creating this amazingly crispy crust that stays put during the frying process.
To keep the pork chops juicy and tender, I used a half brining and half marinating method. It’s important to let the pork chops to marinate overnight. That way, they have a chance to absorb the moisture and flavors from the marinate. You’ll be amazed by how juicy and tender your pork chops turn out! Give this a try and you won’t be disappointed! The list of ingredients for the marinate may seems quite long, but they are all pretty basic pantry ingredients for Asian cooking. I’ll list the link of the products that I used at the end of the post for your reference.
I hope you enjoy today’s video and recipe. Give it a try soon, I’m sure you and your family will love this dish as much as my family does! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
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