"Katsudon. I made it on my mission in Japan and it is so easy and so good!"
When my husband heard that she was bringing this Japanese dish, he nearly lept out of his skin; he was so excited.
What is Katsudon? It is simply a breaded pork cutlet with sweet soy sauce broth and soft cooked onions served over rice. It is a very kid-friendly dinner that is a cinch to make.
Start with the broth: sugar,
Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
While they are cooking, you can put a pan of rice on the stove.
I like brown rice, but if you are short on time, you can make fluffy white rice.
I like to slice it about 1/4" thin.
On the left is all purpose flour, a beaten egg, and panko crumbs.
To bread the pork, dip in flour, then egg, then panko and pan fry in a little bit of oil on both sides till you get this...
I've cheated and used frozen breaded chicken patties, which work great in a time pinch. Shhhhhh.....don't tell anyone ~
My hubby likes the authentic way of eating Katsudon: whisk a raw egg, pour it on top of this dish, cover it with a lid/plate and let it steam a minute or two.
Me? I'm a picky eater and I like it without the egg ~
Katsudon: Breaded Pork with Rice
(4x6 recipe download) (full page printable recipe)