Miso katsu is deep-fried pork (Ton-katsu) with sweet miso sauce, and it’s famous as a local food in Chukyo area (mainly Aichi prefecture) in Japan.
I think many of you’ve already know about Japanese style of cutlet (Ton-katsu). Generally, people eat it with brown sauce made from soy sauce, ketchup, mirin, mustard, etc.
The sauce for MISO KATSU needs soybean miso as a main material. The most famous soybean miso is called “Hatcho miso” in Japan, and this is exactly produced in Aichi prefecture.
You can actually get any kind of soybean miso which color is reddish brown at store. And if you have different kind of miso paste in your refrigerator, just mix it with the soybean miso paste. I believe it generate more complex flavor for the sauce! (Only soybean miso paste is totally fine too).
If you want to experience extraordinary taste of miso, you should absolutely try this dish.
Sweet and rich soybean miso sauce with crunchy deep-fried pork is unbelievably delicious!!!
Please enjoy new style of Japanese Ton-katsu dish!
【Recipe (2 servings)】
6 oz pork tenderloin (or pork loin)
1 oz bread crumbs
0.5 oz flour
●2 teaspoons soybean miso paste
●1 teaspoon rice miso paste*1
●1 teaspoon dashi granules*2
●2 teaspoons sake (or white wine)
●2 teaspoons sugar
●2 teaspoons honey
●1.5 tablespoons water
*1 Using only soybean miso paste is totally fine.
*2 If miso paste already contains dashi, don’t need dashi granules. I use miso paste containig dashi this time.
1. Coat both sides of pork in flour.
2. Cover pork with beaten egg and finally with bread crumbs.
3. Deep-fry pork cutlet in hot cooking oil.
4. Make miso sauce by mixing up all of ● seasonings, and heat them up. Pour miso sauce on cutlet.
Ready to eat!