Japanese Dish-Super Easy Katsu Don


Everybody loves Katsu don. But why? There are three important things that can make your Katsu don so delicious.
One: Panko crunchiness
Two: Meat juiciness
Three: Egg smoothness
If you make these three perfect, you will have super delicious Katsu don!

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ serves two ~
2 Pork loin, sliced in 1.5cm thick
Salt & Black pepper to taste
2 tbs All purpose flour
1 Egg
1 cup Panko/Breadcrumbs
1/4 Onion, sliced
2 tsp Green onion, chopped

[ Don Sauce ]
160ml Dashi
40ml Soy sauce
40ml Mirin
2 tbs Sake

2 bowl Steamed rice
4 Eggs
1~2 pinch Nanami powder

(•̀ㅂ•́)وto see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!

 

[ Directions ]

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1. On sliced pork loin, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
You can use chicken breast instead!

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2. Dredge the pork with flour, dip into beaten egg and then coat the surface with panko/breadcrumbs.

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3. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow panko to stick well.

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4. Preparing Don Sauce: Combine Don sauce into a pot, add sliced onion.
Simmer it for about 3 minutes to soften onion and extract its sweetness.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Add some more water if it gets too thick while simmering.

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5. Have about 1.5cm depth of oil heated in a pan. Check the temperature by adding pinch of panko. See if the bubbles come out and slowly turning into gold.
Gently place the panko coated pork. Deep fry until both sides get golden.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
To avoid overcooking so it stays succulent, the pork doesn’t need to be thoroughly cooked at this point. Let it cook through when it’s in the Don sauce with egg.

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6. Add about half amount of the don sauce into a small pan.

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7. Cut the fried pork into strips.

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8. Gently place the pork into the pan. Pour about one beaten egg over the pork.

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9. Cover the pan and let the egg set.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
The first beaten egg can be cooked until firm so that second egg layer can stay on the sauce surface.

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10. Drizzle one more egg on surface and this time you can cook until the way you like!
Lastly, transfer over the steamed rice. Decorate with chopped green onion and sprinkle some nanami powder if you like.
Repeat the same process with another pork.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
If you are serving a big family, you can use a big pan and cook several pieces at the same time. Serve the pan on a dining table directly, and so everybody can dig in!


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