Updated: November 06, 2018
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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.

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What Is a Katsu Sando?

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First of all, what is the katsu sando exactly? "Katsu" means cutlets and "sando" is the Japanese abbreviation/pronunciation for sandwich. The cutlets are most often made from pork, but beef and chicken are sometimes also used. The meat is breaded in panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) and fried before being used as the sandwich's main filling. To give that special taste, a slightly sweet and savoury sauce is used as a condiment.

Recipe for a Pork Katsu Sando

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Firstly, to make your pieces of fried pork, this is what you'll need:

- 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
- oil

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 can buy the Bull-Dog brand sauce at your local supermarket, then it can make a great condiment for your sandwich. They are specially made for tonkatsu (pork cutlets). They might be a little expensive to buy from outside of Japan but they are of good quality and contain no food additives.

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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As a vegetable filling, the classic is some finely chopped cabbage. It will add some freshness and crispiness to your sandwich. Lettuce works fine too.
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All you have to do next is toast your bread and assemble your katsu sando! Doesn't it look delicious?
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A great idea is to make it part of your bento lunch box like the Japanese often do!

Lastly...

Hope you'll enjoy making your own katsu sando! Be sure to try it out if you're in Japan.
tabikamome
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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