Less Calories and Less Washing! Baked Tonkatsu

Less Calories and Less Washing! Baked Tonkatsu

You can enjoy calorie-controlled meals without being on a food restricted diet. Also, you can cut down on prep and washing time.

Ingredients: 3 - 4 servings

A block of pork leg
300 g
White flour
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
about 20 g
Vegetable oil (optional)
1 teaspoon
Cabbage for the side dish
as needed
Potato for the side dish
as needed


1. Roast the panko in a frying pan until golden brown - do not burn. Cool down in the pan.
2. Slice a block of pork leg. Salt and pepper both sides.
3. Put the white flour and pork slices into a thick plastic bag. Let in a little air, then close and shake well to coat the pork with the flour evenly.
4. Check inside and if the slices of pork are stuck together, separate them and coat with flour.
5. Add the mayonnaise into the plastic bag and rub over the pork slices. Make sure the mayonnaise coats the meat evenly.
6. Transfer Step 5 to the cooled pan with panko and coat.
7. Once you have coated the pork slices, move them to the edge of the pan to reduce washing.
8. Place the pork slices on a baking tray. I sliced small new potatoes in half and added them to the dish this time.
9. The mayonnaise in the coating works like oil. It'll bake crispy. If you want it extra crisp, brush oil on the surface of the meat.
10. Place on the top rack of the ovenand bake without preheating for 15-20 minutes at 570°F/300°C. Adjust the time depending on doneness.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to lose weight, but I didn't want to go on a restrictive diet and wanted to still enjoy eating through the process.
I made this recipe taking these things into consideration and now I can eat the same meal as my family.
However, be careful not to overeat!