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Tonkatsu Pork with Asian Slaw

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Tonkatsu Pork with Asian Slaw
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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It’s easier than you think to make tonkatsu (Japanese fried pork chops) and we’re guessing it’ll become your new go-to recipe. It elevates plain pork chops from dry, lean cuts of meat to a juicy, crispy dinner you won’t soon forget.
Updated Jan 20, 2017

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Slaw

  • 1 package (14 oz) tricolor coleslaw mix
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 3/4 cup Annie’s™ organic Asian sesame dressing (from 8-oz bottle)

Pork

  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 4 thin (3/4-inch) boneless pork loin chops (1 lb), trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • Cooked white rice, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In small bowl, mix Sauce ingredients; set aside. In large bowl, mix Slaw ingredients; set aside.
  • 2
    Place flour in medium bowl. In another medium bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Place bread crumbs in shallow bowl or pie plate.
  • 3
    Dip pork chops into flour; shake off any excess flour. Dip pork into egg mixture, then dredge in bread crumbs. Discard any remaining flour, egg mixture and bread crumbs.
  • 4
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Reduce heat to medium. Cook pork chops in oil 4 to 7 minutes, turning once, until breading is golden brown and meat thermometer inserted in center reads at least 145°F. Serve pork with sauce, slaw and rice, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    For the tastiest, gristle-free tonkatsu, be sure to trim the fat from pork chops before breading.

Nutrition Information

610 Calories, 37g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
340
Total Fat
37g
58%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
15g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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