Recipe: Classic Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu, that savory, deep fried, porky Japanese comfort dish is perfect for a cozy night in. Katsu is great over rice, in a sandwich, or even “slathered with Japanese curry,” say the authors of Japanese Soul Cooking. This recipe reveals a family secret on how to make katsu even crunchier.

classic tonkatsu

Tonkatsu, that savory, deep fried, porky Japanese comfort dish is perfect for a cozy night in. Katsu is great over rice, in a sandwich, or even “slathered with Japanese curry,” say the authors of Japanese Soul Cooking. This recipe reveals a family secret on how to make katsu even crunchier: coat the pork with egg and flour twice.

If preparing katsu isn’t for you, perhaps try Kimukatsu on Sawtelle, where The Los Angeles Times’s Betty Hallock wrote about it as a favorite pick on the popular street on the westside often dubbed ‘Little Osaka.’

Listen to Evan’s interview with the authors of Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat, below.