About the Dish:
Katsudon is a popular Japanese dish consisting of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet served over a bed of rice and topped with a savory sauce and beaten eggs. The dish is a fusion of Western-style breaded meat and traditional Japanese rice bowl. The crispy and tender pork cutlet combined with the fluffy rice creates a delicious and satisfying meal.
|Pork Loin||4 slices|
|Panko Bread Crumbs||1 cup|
|Vegetable Oil||2 cups|
|Dashi Stock||1 cup|
|Soy Sauce||2 tablespoons|
|Green Onions||2 stalks|
|Cooked Rice||4 servings|
- Step 1: Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or pot over medium heat. Meanwhile, lightly beat the eggs in a bowl. Season the pork slices with salt and pepper, then dip them in the beaten eggs, followed by the panko bread crumbs, pressing firmly to make sure they adhere.
- Step 2: Fry the breaded pork slices in the hot oil until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Step 3: In the same pan, add the thinly sliced onion and cook until softened and translucent. Add the dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Step 4: Once the liquid is simmering, gently place the fried pork slices on top of the onions in the pan. Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the pork slices. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for about 2 minutes, or until the eggs are softly set.
- Step 5: Serve the katsudon over a bed of cooked rice. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions.