The pork cutlet sandwich, or “katsu sando” as it is known in Japan is a popular lunchbox item and can be found in many convienence stores and on
the ubiquitous food carts wheeling up and down the aisles on Japanese bullet trains, or “shinkansen.” Katsu sandwiches are not only delicious, but very easy to make.
Time: 20 minutes
2 pork chops (bones removed)
4 slices buttered toast
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Panko (or breadcrumbs)
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/8 cup flour
Cut through any visible tendons on the chops, then pound the meat to tenderize. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle flour on both sides of each pork chop then dredge in egg. Cover with Panko.
Heat oil to 375°F (190°C) and fry pork chops until golden brown (about 3 minutes on each side).
Sandwich the pork chops with cabbage and tonkatsu sauce.
Cut and enjoy!