Katsudon カツ丼 [Remastered/リマスター]

Uploaded by cookingwithdog on 18.05.2012

Hi, I'm Francis,
the host of this show "Cooking with Dog."
Let's cut the ingredients for Katsudon.
Slice the onion (70g) into quarter inch slices.
Chop the mitsuba parsley into three-quarters inch pieces.
Let's prepare the pork loin slice (120g).
Make several cuts across the tough, stringy part between the fat and lean meat.
Flip it over and repeat the process.
This will prevent the pork slice from curling up when deep-fried.
Tenderize the pork slice with a meat pounder.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper on one side.
Next, crack the egg into a bowl
and spoon a quarter of it into a shallow dish.
Add a sprinkle of water and beat well with a whisk.
Now, dust both sides of the pork slice with the all-purpose flour.
Make sure to remove the excess flour
and then dip the pork in the egg.
Finally, coat the pork with the nama-panko, soft bread crumbs
and shape with your hands.
Let's deep-fry the pork in a heavy pot.
Preheat the oil to 340 degrees Farenheit (170 °C).
Gently place the pork into the oil
and deep-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
Slowly rotate the pork slice as shown to brown evenly.
Flip it over with tongs
and cook the other side for 2 to 3 more minutes until golden brown.
Place the tonkatsu, deep-fried pork cutlet onto a cooling rack
and drain the excess oil.
Cut the tonkatsu into three-quarters inch pieces.
Let's make the katsudon sauce.
Combine the water (50ml),
dashi stock powder,
soy sauce (1 tbsp),
mirin (1 tbsp),
sugar (1 tsp)
and the onion in a small pan.
Stir lightly with chopsticks.
and turn on the burner to medium heat.
When it begins to boil, reduce the heat to low
and simmer for about 3 minutes.
When the onion is completely cooked,
place the tonkatsu into the pan.
Crack the egg into a bowl.
Beat the egg lightly
and distribute it onto the tonkatsu.
Cover again
and cook on high heat for 20 to 30 seconds.
When the egg reaches the desired consistency,
garnish with the mitsuba parsely
and turn off the burner.
Place the fresh steamed rice (200g) into a rice bowl.
With a turner, gently place the mixture onto the rice.
A tip to making a delicious katsudon is to distribute the egg over high heat
while the tonkatsu is still fresh and warm.
There is a tradition that Japanese students eat Katsudon before taking an entrance exam
since Katsu also means “to win.”
Remember not to over-mix the egg
otherwise it will lose its rich and fluffy texture.
Good luck in the kitchen!