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Cooking Otaku: Katsudon


12:00 AM on 03.06.2010
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Welcome to this week's Cooking Otaku. This week we are going to look at one of my favorite dishes to cook. Katsudon! Now I know that someone on here has already beaten me to the punch. It's all good in the kitchen. You can never have too many recipes for katsudon.

Simply put, you are getting two recipes for the price of one in this dish. You get to learn how to make the oh so tasty tonkatsu and turn it into katsudon. 

So let's dive right in and make us some Katsudon!

Let's gather our ingredients:

3 Pork cutlets (thin)
5 Eggs
1/2 Cup Flour
1 Cup Panko bread crumbs
1 medium Onion
1 Cup Vegetable oil

Sauce:
1 1/2 cup Dashi stock (or Chicken broth)
1 1/2 Tbls. Sugar
5 Tbls. Soy Sauce
5 Tbls. Mirin



Time to get a prep station put together. Get your 3 cutlets, flour, 2 eggs (beaten) and panko ready. Also get your vegetable oil in a small skillet and heated to a medium temp. Now put your cutlet into the flour first. This will help the egg wash stick to the cutlet. Dip and cover in egg wash. Coat with panko. Repeat for each cutlet.



Slowly put your breaded cutlet into the oil. I only fry one side at a time just to keep a better eye on it. You can submerge the cutlet in oil if you like for a little faster cooking. To each cook their own. Fry till each side is golden brown and delicious.



Congrates! You just made tonkatsu! Now onto the rest of the recipe.



Cut the onion into small strips.



Gather your ingredient again for phase two. Combine all the sauce together, stir to combine. Then section off just over half a cup per dish. Beaten one egg set to the side. Cut tonkatsu into strips.



In a skillet, pour in the sauce mixture and a handful of onions. Cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes.



Add the sliced tonkatsu. Heat for another minute or so.



Add the beaten egg right on top of the tonkatsu.



Cook the egg to your liking. I like mine still a little under done for texture.



Pour everything in the skillet onto a bowl of rice. And your done!



Now you have just made one of the best comfort foods you can ever have!
Dig in and enjoy! Dozo!

See you guys next Friday with another tasty recipe!





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