Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pork, It's What's For Dinner!

Good afternoon bloggers! I took a personal day yesterday as you all may know. It was for a good cause. My husband turned 29. It was a decent day to say the least. Today, I'm back with a twist on pork chops. I never liked pork chops when I was a child, but now that I'm older, I love my pork chops with apple sauce on the side. Let's take a hint from that amazing apple sauce and try something else with our pork chops. So, enough said, let's meet in the kitchen.

Pork Tonkatsu

You will need:

  • 4 pork cutlets 
  • 1/2 cup tonkatsu sauce, divided 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten with a teaspoon of water 
  • 3 cups  Wheat Flakes cereal , crushed to 1.5 cups
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage salad

NOTE: You may find tonkatsu sauce at your local market or Super center. It may also be available at any foreign food center.

  1. Place a pork cutlet between two layers of wax paper. 
  2. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound it to an even thickness of 1/2 an inch. 
  3. Repeat with remaining cutlets. 
  4. Place the cutlets in a gallon zip-top bag. 
  5. Add 1/4 cup Tonkatsu sauce. 
  6. Place it in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Lightly coat 13x9x2 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  
  9. Set it aside.
  10. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish and set it aside.
  11. Place an egg in another shallow dish and set it aside as well.
  12. Place cereal in a third shallow dish, then set it aside.
  13. Remove the pork cutlets from their marinade. 
  14. Discard any remaining marinade.
  15. Dredge each cutlet first in flour, then egg, then cereal, coating each slice well.
  16. Place the breaded cutlets in a single layer in a prepared baking dish and bake until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees, approximately 25 to 35 minutes.
  17. Serve with shredded cabbage salad and additional tonkatsu sauce for dipping.
  18. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a splendid day where ever you may be. I will see you all very soon. Happy blogging!