There is definitely something in fried foods that make them so captivating…so irresistible. They just make you go to the state of food coma.
Yield: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt & pepper, to taste
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 pork cutlets, pounded thin to 1/2″ thick
olive oil, for frying
1. In a shallow dish, combine flour and smoked paprika. Season generously with salt and pepper.
2. Dredge a piece of pork cutlet with the flour mixture. Dip in the egg/milk mixture, then coat with panko breadcrumbs. Shake to remove excess. Repeat the same process for remaining cutlet.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil. Cook cutlets until golden on each side. Transfer onto a paper towel-lined plate.
4. Serve with steamed white rice and katsu sauce (recipe follows).
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe adapted from Serious Eats