Tuesday, January 18, 2011
To go with the dipping sauces I posted about yesterday, tonkatsu is great! It couldn't be simpler - it's just a fancy (Japanese) name for breaded and fried pork. You hardly need a recipe. Start by cutting pork tenderloin into cubes. Next, get out three bowls. In the first one, mix some all-purpose flour with salt and black pepper. In the next one, a lightly beaten egg. In the last one, put some Japanese panko breadcrumbs.
Then get to work. Dip the cubes first in the flour, next in the egg, finally in the breadcrumbs. Take your time, and make sure they're well coated with all three, on every side.
When you're done, fry on high heat in a neutral cooking oil. And serve. And listen to all the "Mmmms".