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Tonkatsu Recipe

Tonkatsu is crispy and crunchy Japanese fried pork cutlet with panko bread crumbs. This homemade tonkatsu recipe is so easy and tastes like restaurants.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Tonkatsu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 248 kcal


  • oil, for deep-frying
  • 2-3 boneless pork cutlets
  • salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Japanese panko (preferred) or regular breadcrumbs
  • shredded cabbage
  • bottled tonkatsu sauce


  1. Heat up a small pot of oil for deep-frying, at 350F.

  2. Rinse the pork cutlets with cold water, pat dry with paper towels and season with salt and black pepper. Arrange the cornstarch, egg and panko in three separate containers, next to each other.

  3. Coat a piece of the pork cutlet lightly with some cornstarch. Shake off the excess. Dip the pork cutlet into the egg, then immediately onto the panko. Make sure the pork cutlet is evenly coated with a layer of panko. Set aside for deep-frying. Repeat the same to the remaining pork cutlets.

  4. Deep fry the pork cutlets until they turn golden brown. Remove using a strainer and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Slice the Tonkatsu into pieces and serve immediately with some shredded cabbage and Tonkatsu sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Tonkatsu Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.