Tonkatsu is one of my favorite Japanese food. It has nice and crispy texture and juicy inside. It’s very nice to go with steamed rice or maybe a glass of beer… But problem is that its cooking method… Toss breaded meat into the oil it absorbs so much oil. every bite makes you think how much calorie you are taking in… : ( This time I would like to introduce rather healthy method to enjoy the same crispy juicy Tonkatsu! As usual, all the steps are very easy to follow!
[ Ingredients ]
~serves four ~
4 slices pork loin
1 cup bread crumbs
1~2 teaspoon olive oil
120g cup cake flour
1 pinch salt
1~2 stalks green onion, chopped
4 sprinkles shredded nori
[Ponzu/Lemon soy sauce]
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon mirin
1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
~Before you start~
*preheat the oven at 200°C
[ Directions ]
1. You want to make nice and crispy flavorful bread crumbs. Put bread crumbs into a non-stick fry pan. Add 1~2 teaspoon olive oil stir fry until golden brown over medium heat.
2. Cut the tendon (it’s usually right by the fat) surrounding meat.
3. Add a pinch of salt and water into the flour. mix well until smooth. If you have, you can add about 1/4 teaspoon of fish broth powder to add extra flavor.
4. Dip the prepared pork loin into the batter. make sure it covers evenly but try not to make too thick layer.
5. Put battered pork into bread crumbs and cover it evenly. Gently press the surface to make sure the bread crumbs stick well.
6. Put the breaded pork into the preheated(200°C) oven cook for 8~10minutues
7. Mix Ponzu/Lemon soy sauce seasonings together.
8. Cut daikon into small piece and put into food processor to make puree.
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