Tonkatsu vegan

Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish made of breaded and fried pork. Ton means “pork”, and katsu is the abbreviation of the English cutlet, coming from the French c├┤telette. It is accompanied by Worcestershire sauce, as well as minced cabbage and karashi. It is often served with rice and miso soup.

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Preparation: 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Ingredients (for 4 persons) :

  • 125 g of flour
  • 100 g breadcrumbs (panko)
  • 120 ml of water
  • 5 blocks of tofu (170g)
  • vegetable oil
  • grated white cabbage
  • lemons
  • tonkatsu sauce

The recipe step by step

  • First, soak the tofu blocks in hot water for 10 minutes until the water is absorbed.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then add the drained tofu blocks and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Dab the blocks in the flour then mix 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of water to make a thick dough. Dip the sliced tofu blocks in the flour and roll them in the bread crumbs.
  • Heat the oil for frying to 175┬░ then slide the tofu pieces in and fry them until golden brown and crispy. Leave to rest on baking paper.
  • Serve hot with grated cabbage, lemon slices and tonkatsu sauce.

Enjoy !