Tonkatsu: Japanese-style breaded pork

Hot Tonkatsu is a very popular dish among children and men! It's a simple dish but guaranteed to be a success.
Here I offer you a variation of Tonkatsu called “Hirekatsu”.
Normally we use pork chops but by using filet mignon, the Tonkatsu becomes more tender and less fatty.

Ingredients for 4 persons

1 pork tenderloin (approximately 750g)
40g flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g breadcrumbs (Panko)

Sauce Tonkatsu*


Cut the pork tenderloin into 1 cm thick slices. Using a mallet (or the back of a knife), flatten the slices then salt and pepper them on each side.

In a freezer bag, pour a little flour.

Prepare the beaten eggs in a deep plate.

In another flat plate pour the breadcrumbs.

Dip the pork slices into the flour bag. Shake the bag to coat with flour (so no flour waste and the kitchen stays clean!)

Then dip them in the beaten eggs then pass them in the breadcrumbs.

Fry the slices thus prepared over medium heat until they are golden brown and crispy. Drain them on absorbent paper.

Serve hot with Tonkatsu sauce.

What is this ?

* Sauce Tonkatsu
It is a sweet fruity sauce made from fruits, vegetables, sugar and spices, it is distinguished by vinegary notes.

You will find it in Japanese grocery stores. If you can't find it, you can replace it with the mixture of Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, ketchup and mustard.

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