Pork Katsu Don
Pork Katsu Don is a popular Japanese dish not only in Japan but all over the world. It features a nice steaming bowl of rice, topped with the most crispiest tender fried pork cutlet, marinated with an umami filled egg, a hint of sweetness from some onions and a side of fresh salad. A quick and simple bite that everyone will love.
Often sold in almost every single Japanese restaurant out there, it is clear that it is a favourite among the public. What is not to love? Crispy fried pork, soft delicate egg, hot steaming rice and hints of umami scattered all over the bowl. A dish that everyone is sure to love.
How to Make it Extra Krispee?
Start by making some dashi stock. If you have already made you will need about 2 cup of dashi stock. If not boil 5 cups of water with a dashi packet for 10-20 minutes.
Peel and finely slice your white onion and set aside. Set your rice to cook.
Lay your pork tenderloin out on a chopping board and cover with some cling wrap. With a meat tenderiser or pan SMACK that pork till about 0.5cm thick or to your desired thickness.
4 Pork Tenderloins
1 Cup Panko
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2tb Light Soy Sauce
Season your pork tenderloins with a bit of salt and pepper on each side.
Lay out 1/2 a cup of flour on a plate, 1 cup of panko on another plate and beat up 2 eggs in a bowl.
Prepare to bread your pork tenderloins. Dip your pork into the flour, coating evenly, then into the egg and finely into the panko. Repeat with the remaining pork.
Heat up a pan with just enough oil to cover the pork on high heat.
Once the oil is hot, gently layer your pork into the hot oil to fry for 8-10 minutes flipping half way till golden brown and cooked through. Set aside on a wired rack to drain off the excess oil.
Beat up 1 egg in a bowl and set it aside. Slice up 1 pork tenderloin into serving portions.
Season your dashi stock with 1/2te of sake, 2tb of mirin and 1/4tb of light soy sauce.
In a pan on medium low heat add in 1/4 cup of dashi stock and 1/4 of your onions, let it simmer for 1 minute.
Add in your fried pork ontop of the onions and then pour your beaten egg on top. Cover with a lid and let it steam for 2-3 minutes till the egg is cooked.
Serve up on top of a bowl of rice. Repeat with your remaining portions.
Enjoy with a side of pickled ginger, salad, tea or some extra fried pork katsu.