Pork Tonkatsu Recipe


Pork Tonkatsu Recipe

Pork Tonkatsu Recipe – This was another amazing Japanese themed dinner. Coming in at under £4.00 for the four of us, this Pork Tonkatsu represents great value for money.  The kids loved the flavours and left nothing behind except clean plates! So I do consider that a win.

This Pork Tonkatsu recipe was easy and quick to prep and cook, so perfect for a mid-week meal that you know the kids are going to love.

Take a look below and if you try it, let me know how you get on and what you think of the wonderful flavours.


Pork Tonkatsu Recipe

Pork Tonkatsu

Another great recipe courtesy of the BBC good food magazine and nicely continuing on with the current Japanese theme…….. All in about £4

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Recipe Cost £4.00
Course Main Course, Dinner, Midweek Meals
Cuisine Japanese, Meat, Asian, 15 - 30 minutes, Poultry
Servings 4
Calories 197 kcal


  • 4 pork loin steaks/chops (boneless)
  • plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 75 g panko breadcrumbs (you could make breadcrumbs from a normal loaf yourself as a cheaper alternative if you wanted to make it a bit cheaper, although the Japanese panko ones are nicer)
  • Oil for shallow frying

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar


  • Firstly I cut the large piece of fat from the edge of the pork and then put the pork between two bits of cling film and bashed them with a rolling pin. I then reshaped them using my hand. (This makes the meat more succulent once cooked according to the recipe).
    4 pork loin steaks/chops (boneless)
  • I chucked the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into three plastic pots.
    2 eggs, beaten, 75 g panko breadcrumbs (you could make breadcrumbs from a normal loaf yourself as a cheaper alternative if you wanted to make it a bit cheaper, although the Japanese panko ones are nicer), plain flour
    flour, egg and breadcrumbs in separate bowls
  • I put some vegetable oil in a frying pan and heated it up. I grabbed a piece of pork and dipped both sides firstly into the flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs and then cooked each piece for 1 minute 30 seconds on each side and then placed them on a rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
    Oil for shallow frying
    Pork Tonkatsu cooking in frying pan
  • Whilst they were cooling I whisked all the sauce ingredients together in a small jug. I sliced the pork and drizzled the sauce over using a teaspoon and served with steamed rice. Certainly, a favourite with the kids, 4 very clean plates after. So all in all, a great success!
    2 tbsp tomato ketchup, 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
    Pork Tonkatsu Recipe


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 9.6gProtein: 27gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 210mgFiber: 0gSugar: 9.3g
Keyword pork, asian, easy cooking, family food, japenese, delicious
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Pork Tonkatsu
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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