Tonkatsu with Furikake

Tonkatsu with Furikake

Tonkatsu with furikake is a delicious and flavorful Japanese dish. Tonkatsu is a breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet, while furikake is a popular Japanese seasoning blend typically sprinkled on top of rice. Combining these two elements creates a delightful twist on the traditional tonkatsu dish. Here's a simple recipe to make tonkatsu with furikake:


  • 4 pork loin cutlets (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Furikake seasoning
  • Tonkatsu sauce (for serving)


  1. Season the pork cutlets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Set up a breading station: Place the flour in one shallow dish, beaten eggs in another dish, and panko breadcrumbs in a third dish.
  3. Dredge each pork cutlet in flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Dip the cutlets into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Coat the cutlets with panko breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Make sure there's enough oil to submerge the cutlets halfway.
  7. Carefully place the breaded pork cutlets into the hot oil and fry for about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Flip them once to ensure even frying.
  8. Once cooked, transfer the tonkatsu to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  9. Sprinkle furikake seasoning generously over the tonkatsu while it's still hot, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  10. Serve the tonkatsu with furikake alongside steamed rice and a side of tonkatsu sauce for dipping.

Enjoy your tonkatsu with furikake! It's a delightful combination of crispy, flavorful pork cutlets and the umami-rich seasoning of furikake.

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