From My Kitchen: Tonkatsu

I was born and raised in Germany, so pork is something I find hard to eliminate from my diet, even though a lot of people are shying away from red meat, in order to live a healthier life style. However, my cholesterol is perfectly fine, and I grew up eating pork pretty much for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so while I’ll incorporate more seafood, fish and vegetarian dishes into my daily meals, I just can’t eliminate red meat. I need my pork chop every once in a while. I find different ways to cook it, and this time I tried my luck with Tonkatsu, which is basically a Japanese pork cutlet. It is very similar to a Schnitzel, and I absolutely love it! I hope you do as well.

What you’ll need:


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Tonkatsu sauce

Tonkatsu sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 1/2 Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 1/8 tsp sugar

Add all ingredients for the Tonkatsu sauce in a bowl. Mix well and refrigerate.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Dip each pork chop into the flour, then into the beaten egg.

Dredge the pork chops in panko, then add them to the skillet, without crowding the pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate, and rest for a few minutes to drain some of the access oil. Serve with Tonkatsu sauce and while rice.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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