Savor the delectable fusion of homemade Tonkatsu in this easy-to-follow recipe. Seasoned pork ribs, a crispy Panko coating, and a flavorful Tonkatsu sauce unite to deliver an authentic Japanese culinary delight with a distinctive American twist.
Let me show you what this recipe is all about.
You can find the full instructional video at the end of this page.
2 rack's pork ribs
- 8 tbsp PitmasterX Pork seasoning
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 cup sushi rice
to taste Mirin
to taste salt
- Season the pork ribs with PitmasterX Pork seasoning, ensuring the membrane is removed.
- Preheat the barbecue to 120°C or 250°F and add beech wood for smoke flavor.
- Smoke the ribs until they reach an internal temperature of 92°C or 198°F. Once done, wrap them in aluminum foil and let them cool.
- Prepare the Tonkatsu sauce.
- Remove the bones from the cooled ribs and cut them into equal pieces.
- Set up a breading station with three separate containers for all-purpose flour, beaten eggs and Panko bread crumbs.
- Coat the rib pieces in flour, then dip them in beaten eggs and finally coat them in Panko bread crumbs.
- Heat oil in a pan to 180°C or 356°F. Fry the Tonkatsu until golden brown, then place them on a dripping tray to drain excess oil.
- Cook sushi rice and season it with Mirin and salt according to your taste.
- In a separate pan, melt a tablespoon of (chicken) fat. Add 4 beaten eggs and stir with chopsticks in a rotating motion until cooked.
- Assemble the dish by arranging sushi rice on a plate, placing the scrambled eggs on top, and finally adding the Tonkatsu. Drizzle Tonkatsu sauce over the dish.
Enjoy your homemade Tonkatsu!