Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sesame Tonkatsu - Breaded Pork Cutlet

I am trying to get out of my February rut... but I am still feeling pretty lazy about cooking lately. Most of the meals I make are of the quick and easy variety, but I suppose anything is better than making no effort at all. Hopefully the warmer weather (and better produce!) will bring back my inspiration.

With the sesame and pepper, this makes a nice change from a regular breaded pork chop. I normally use a mixture of black and white sesame seeds just to up the prettiness factor. Not so healthy, but super tasty!

2 pieces boneless pork
1 egg, beaten
cayenne or sansho pepper
3/4 cup panko
3 tbsp sesame seeds
peanut oil

I normally use pork shoulder because it is well marbled, but pork chops would work fine too. In a bowl, beat the egg and add a bit of cayenne pepper for flavour. On a plate next to it, mix together the panko & sesame seeds. Dip the meat in the egg, then roll in the panko to coat fully. Heat the oil (if you don't have peanut you can use another flavourless oil - not olive) over medium heat, then add the meat and cook for around 4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.


  1. Always looking for ways to start cooking with the other white meat. Easy recipe!

  2. That sounds delicious. I've never cooked with panko but have always wondered what it's like.

  3. That tonkasu looks good! I like the addition of the sesame seeds.

  4. Great picture. I'll need to give this recipe a shot.

  5. I love the addition of sesame seeds. It looks great!