Crispy Katsu Pork

Posted: December 30

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Crispy Katsu Pork is one of Japan's tastiest national dishes and one of its most versatile. You can enjoy the crispy, juicy pork chops with a light breadcrumb coating in simple sandwiches with a bit of mustard, alongside rice and cabbage, or all on its own. But what makes it better is the speed! Crispy Katsu Pork can be on your plate in 30 minutes or less. It's the best of mouth-wateringly delicious and time-management friendly!


• 2 large eggs • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 8 pieces, then pounded to about 1/8-inch thickness • kosher salt, to taste


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 2

Place a rack in a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 3

Beat the eggs in a large bowl.

Step 4

In a separate large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and olive oil.

Step 5

Dip each pork cutlet into the egg, letting any excess drip off.

Step 6

Dip each cutlet into the breadcrumbs, pressing it lightly so the breadcrumbs adhere.

Step 7

Place each coated pork cutlet on the prepared rack.

Step 8

Once all the pork is coated, place the rack in the oven and roast the pork until golden brown and cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 9

Sprinkle the pork with 1/4 teaspoon of the kosher salt.

Step 10

Remove the cutlets from the heat.

Step 11

Let the pork rest and then serve.

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