This simple and delicious recipe for Katsu Sando features a golden fried pork cutlet sandwiched in between slices of homemade Japanese Milk Bread with shredded lettuce and tonkatsu sauce.
I enjoy fried chicken burgers, but when I have leftover milk bread, I like making Katsu Sando.
What is katsu sando?
Katsu sando is a Japanese-style fried pork cutlet sandwich.
Why you’ll love this recipe
This Pork Katsu Sando is incredibly flavourful, crispy, and delicious.
The sandwiches are light, yet filling and pack well for a picnic or car ride.
It’s simple to put together, especially if you’ve got leftover Pork Tonkatsu.
Only 5 ingredients
- pork cutlet/tonkatsu: pounded thinly and fried golden brown; if using leftover pork cutlet, reheat it in the oven for about 10 minutes, until warm
- shokupan/milk bread: I made my own bread, but you can use any type of thick-cut sandwich bread; if you prefer, you can trim the crust off the bread
- lettuce: shredded, or you can use cabbage if you like
- mustard: you can use whole grain mustard or English mustard
- tonkatsu sauce: is a Japanese dark brown sauce paired with fried foods; you can use a store-bought sauce
How to make it
Place 2 slices of milk bread on a work surface and spread mustard on one slice and tonkatsu sauce on the other.
Add the fried pork cutlet/tonkatsu to one slice of bread.
Top with shredded lettuce or cabbage.
Add the second slice of bread on top.
Press firmly and slice the sandwich in half with a sharp knife.
Watch how to make it
How to enjoy & store
Serve the Katsu Sando freshly made.
You can store assembled sandwiches in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 day.
Ultimately, it’s best to assemble the sandwiches just before you want to serve them.
For a variation, you can try fried chicken, beef (wagyu), or even a fried tofu version.
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Katsu Sando (Pork Cutlet Sandwich)
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- Place 2 slices of milk bread on a work surface and spread mustard on one slice and tonkatsu sauce on the other.
- Add the fried pork cutlet/tonkatsu to one slice of bread.
- Top with shredded lettuce or cabbage.
- Add the second slice of bread on top.
- Press firmly and slice the sandwich in half with a sharp knife.
- Serve freshly made.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.