This fried pork cutlet sandwich is a bit naughty, super tasty and the perfect late-night indulgence
Pork tonkatsu sando – fried breaded pork cutlet in a sandwich – is something I love cooking when I get home late at night. It’s a bit naughty, but after serving up pork tomahawk tonkatsu all night at my restaurant, I start to crave it and then nothing else will do. This dish takes me back to Japan, eating the finest breeds of pork at Butagumi in Tokyo – you choose your breed and cut. They manage to make some of the fattiest cuts of pork into the lightest, melt in the mouth, crispy tonkatsu imaginable. Put between two slices of white bread, it reminds me of the sandwiches you get at the 24-hour convenience stores throughout Japan – places you always end up visiting after a night of drinking sake and singing karaoke, to help soak up all the alcohol. For a quick snack or dinner, this is super tasty and so easy. For a more sophisticated dinner, serve the pork with some rice and the shredded cabbage with a light sesame dressing on the side.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes