Yuri on Ice Pork Cutlet Bowl (Pork Katsudon)

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Katsudon or Pork cutlet bowl is an incredibly delicious comfort food in Japan made of rice, eggs, onions, sauce and deep fried pork. It is one of my favourite dinners to have and it only made it better that it was in the anime Yuri on Ice in which the main character's favourite food is... you guessed it a pork cutlet bowl!

This recipe is so quick and easy and OH SO DELICIOUS!!! I hope that you like it and especially if you have seen Yuri on Ice (may you hopefully live in an anime world through this recipe).

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Step 1: Ingredients

For Pork Katsu

- 1 Pork cutlet (2cm thick)

- 1 1/2 Tbsp plain flour

- 1 Tsp water

- 1 Egg

- 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs

- Canola oil for frying

For Sauce and Toppings

- 1/4 cup Dashi stock or (2tsp dashi paste + 1/4 cup water)

- 1 1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

- 1/2 Tbsp Sake

- 1/2 Tbsp Mirin

- 1 Tbsp Brown sugar

- 1/2 small white onion (sliced)

Toppings

- 2 eggs

- 1/2 spring onion, sliced

- Handful of peas

- Bowl of steamed rice

Step 2: Equipment

- Small frying pan

- Small sauce pan (or deep fryer)

- Chopping board

- Knife

- Wooden chop sticks

- Paper towels

- Wire cooling rack

- Bowls and forks

- Serving bowl

Step 3: Dredge the Pork

First take your knife and make small shallow cuts all along the pork on both sides. This ensures the pork does not curl when deep frying. Then season the pork with salt and pepper on both sides.

To dregde the pork coat it in plain flour on every side. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of water in a bowl until well combined and the egg mixture is homogenous. Then mix the floured pork in the egg mixture. finally pu the pork in the panko breadcrumbs and press them into the pork, this may need to be done a few times until the crumbs are covering all the pork and it is dry to the touch.

Step 4: Fry the Pork

Heat the oil in a small sauce pan or heat your deep fryer until you place a wooden skewer in the oil and it bubbles vigorously. Place the pork in the oil and cook it for 3 minutes either side until the pork is golden brown.

Remove the pork and place it on a wire cooling rack over some paper towels. This prevents the pork from going soggy and will keep it delicious and crispy.

Make the sauce while the pork is resting.

Step 5: Make Sauce

In a small frying pan place the 1/4 cup dashi stock, 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, 1/2Tbsp Mirin, 1/2 Tbsp sake and onion. Bring the sauce to the boil then lower it to a simmer. Cover the lid on the pan and cook for 3 minutes until the onion is soft.

Step 6: Fry the Eggs

Cut the pork cutlet into bite size strips and place this on top of the sauce. Beat up 2 eggs and pour them over the pork cutlet. Bring the heat up on high and cover with a lid for 1 minute or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

Step 7: Assemble

To assemble the dish poru the pork, eggs and sauce over a bowl of hot, steamed rice. Top with peas and chopped spring onion. Serve while it is warm and make sure to make it for someone you care about :D

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CharlotteL09

Tip 8 months ago

In case you cannot find Mirin (as happened to me), you can mix a bit of saké with sugar and heat it just to make the sugar melt (this is an advice I found on a cooking blog held by a Japanese in Italy XD).

If you don't want to deep fry (because of reasons), you can still follow the recipe until the panko, then pre-heat the oven at 160°C, drizzle oil on the cutlet (on both sides) and put in the oven for 15/20 minutes. Then switch the grill on at half power and grill them 4/5 minutes per side: this will make the dish a bit lighter (it'll still be around 730 calories per serving), and you will avoid the fry smell in the house ^^.

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CharlotteL09

8 months ago

I tried this recipe yesterday (with a couple variation because I don't really like to deep fry inside the house and I couldn't find Mirin ANYWHERE (I didn't want to order a big quantity)...

And... really, it was one of the BEST THINGS I've ever cooked, and one of the most delicious things that I've ever eaten...

Thank you so much, the video helped a lot and was sooo funny, and the photos were perfect too!

I'm putting up a couple of photos of my katsudon, I prepared it for my hubbie and my best friend, who also loves Yuri on Ice!

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ElisesEatsCharlotteL09

Reply 8 months ago

Thank you so much for letting us know!! And oh no! There are a few different things you can sub for mirin like cooking wine too.
Yay! I’m so glad you liked it!

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CharlotteL09ElisesEats

Reply 8 months ago

I luckily found a blog held by a Japanese who lives in Italy that said that it can be swapped with a bit of saké with sugar.

I can just say that NOW I understand Yuuri's obsession with katsudon...

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ybb_by

2 years ago

im making it today! i will have to show pics of the result! thanks for the amazing recipe

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chrslefty

2 years ago

looks yummy !! gonna have to try it . thanks for sharing!