How to Make Japan's Greatest Sandwich, the Katsu Sando!
Sandwiches are of course not a traditional food in Japan. Nevertheless, ever since the Japanese have adopted this element of the Western food culture, they have been very creative in the way they make it! Katsu sando is one of those great Japanese adaptations that so many people love. Here's how to make it.
What it is?
Recipe for a Pork Katsu Sando
- 1 piece of pork chop (large enough to cover your sandwich)
- panko bread crumbs (about half a cup)
- 1 egg
- 1 table spoon of flour
- salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Lightly season the pork chop with salt and pepper on both sides and sprinkle with flour.
Step 2: Beat the egg, then dip both sides of your seasoned pork chop into it. Then next dip it into the panko so that the crumbs are spread evenly accross the meat.
Step 3: Pour a generous amount of oil in a frying pan (enough to cover the whole surface), then fry the panko-coated chop into it, about 2 or 3 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your piece.
You now have your fried pork ready, now for the other fillings and the sauce...
If you don't have access to this sauce, then try mixing these together:
- 3 table spoons of Worcester sauce
- 2 table spoons of ketchup
- 1 table spoon of soy sauce
- 1 table spoon of mayonnaise
- 1 table spoon of sake (white whine will do)
- 1 tea spoon of sugar
- 2 table spoons of sesame seeds
- you can also add some mustard to taste
This makes a killer tonkotsu sauce! Spread a generous amount on your toast for a great tasting katsu sando.
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