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Pork Katsu

By The Editors

Published March 18, 2024

Katsu is usually prepared in almost the same way as schnitzel, only with panko. You’re going to love this easy burgerlike method and want to bathe in the accompanying sauce.

Photo: Aya Brackett
Photo: Aya Brackett
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Pork Katsu

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Makes 4 servings 1x

Time 20 minutes

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  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups panko
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • Salt and pepper
  • Good-quality vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, mix the ketchup, soy sauce, mustard, and ginger. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Keep the sauce at room temperature while you make the katsu.
  2. Put the panko in a dish. Shape the ground pork into four 1/2-inch-thick patties and sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper. Press each patty into the panko to coat and flatten more.
  3. Put about 1/8 inch oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the patties and cook until the panko are golden, 2 to 3 minutes; turn and brown the other side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until the pork is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle each patty with some sauce and pass the rest at the table.

— Recipe from Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways