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 them! The "katsu sando" is one of those great Japanese adaptations that so many people love. Here's how to make it.
What Is a Katsu Sando?
Recipe for a Pork Katsu Sando
- 1 piece of pork chop (large enough to cover your sandwich)
- about half a cup of panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon 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. Next, dip it into the panko so that the crumbs are spread evenly across 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 tablespoons of Worcester sauce
- 2 tablespoons of ketchup
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of sake (white wine will do)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- you can also add some mustard to taste
This makes a killer tonkatsu sauce! Spread a generous amount on your bread for a deep-tasting katsu sando.
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