Heart-Shaped Bite-Sized Tonkatsu

I really really recommend this recipe! Use as a main dish, a drinking appetizer, in bentos, or to serve to guests. These are tonkatsu filled with love!

Ingredients: 6 bite sized cutlets

Thinly sliced pork loin
6 slices
Wiener sausages
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
to taste
Breading batter
- Plain flour
as needed
- Beaten egg
as needed
- Panko
as needed
Oil for deep frying
as needed
- Ketchup
2 tablespoons
- Grainy mustard
1 teaspoon
- White wine vinegar
1 tablespoon
as much as you like
Shredded cabbage
as much as you like
if you have some


1. Season the pork slices with salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Wrap around the wiener sausages.
2. Cut the pork-wrapped sausages in half diagonally, put the cut slices together to form a heart, and secure with toothpicks.
3. Coat the hearts in flour → beaten egg → panko in that order. Deep fry in 340°F/170°C oil until golden brown.
4. Take out the toothpick and plate up the cutlets on a dish with sauce. Serve with shredded cabbage, watercress, tomatoes, or other vegetables of your choice.

Story Behind this Recipe

My boyfriend loves tonkatsu and sausages, so I wondered if I could combine two of his favorite foods - and thought up this! It looks like it's full of love, too!