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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Japanese Pork Cutlet on Rice (Katsu-don) Recipe

In Japanese, don(丼) means something served on a bowl of rice, often meat dishes. One very popular "don" is katsu-don(カツ丼), fried pork cutlet cooked with egg, almost like an omelet. Katsu-don is made at home or served in most restaurants.You can put a Japanese twist on the typical pork cutlet. The recipe below is for one serving.

  • Boneless pork:                    1
  • onion:                               1/4
  • egg:                                  1
  • flour
  • egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • dashi (stock):                         1/2 cup
  • soy sauce:                             1-1/2 Tbsp.
  • mirin(sweet cooking sake):        1 Tbsp.
  • sugar:                                   1/4 Tbsp.
  1. Pound the meat with a steak tenderizer and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the meat in 1 flour, 2 beaten egg, and 3 breadcrumbs and fry thoroughly in oil at about 160ºC (320ºF).
  3. After frying, cut the pork cutlet into 2cm thick slices.
  4. Slice the onion thinly.
  5. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a saucepan until just boiling.
  6. Pour the sauce into a frying pan and boil the onions.
  7. Add the pork cutlet to the frying pan. Cover with a beaten egg and cook until the egg sets.
  8. Fill a large bowl not quite full of rice and pork and egg on top.
  9. Garnish with a bit of parsley, green peas, or thinly sliced nori seaweed.

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