How to Make Katsu: A Classic Japanese Dish That Everyone Will Love

Looking for a quick and easy meal that’s full of flavor? Try our Katsu recipe, made with tender meat and crispy coating. Perfect for any day of the week.

Katsu is a classic Japanese dish that features tender meat coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs. The dish can be made with pork, chicken, or even fish, and is often served with a tangy and sweet tonkatsu sauce. In this recipe, we will show you how to make a delicious and easy Katsu dish that is perfect for any day of the week.


  • 4 boneless pork chops or chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Tonkatsu sauce for serving
  • Cooked rice and sliced cabbage for serving


  1. Prepare the meat by pounding it to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Set up three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Coat each piece of meat in flour, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with panko breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add the meat to the skillet and fry until golden brown and crispy on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Remove the meat from the skillet and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve the Katsu with tonkatsu sauce, cooked rice, and sliced cabbage.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Pounding the meat to an even thickness ensures that it will cook evenly.
  • Use panko breadcrumbs for a lighter and crispier coating.
  • To keep the Katsu warm while frying, preheat the oven to 200°F (95°C) and place the fried meat on a baking sheet.


  • Chicken Katsu: substitute the pork chops with boneless chicken breasts.
  • Fish Katsu: substitute the pork chops with white fish fillets, such as cod or halibut.

Katsu is a delicious and crispy Japanese dish that is easy to make and perfect for a quick and easy meal. Whether you use pork, chicken, or fish, the dish is sure to be a hit with everyone. With this easy recipe, you can make a flavorful Katsu dish that will impress your friends and family. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to enjoy this classic Japanese dish.

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