Katsudon is one of Donburi foods, which Tonkatsu and onions simmered with soy-based noodle soup and beaten egg served over freshly cooked rice. The most often used deep fried food for Katsudon is Tonkatsu. However, there are also other kinds of deep-fried foods such as beef cutlet, chicken cutlet, Menchi-Katsu, and shrimp cutlet. Also, there’re some different style foods called Katsudon. The standard Katsudon is introduced in this recipe.
(for 2 servings)
- Tonkatsu 2 sheets
- Onion 1 (about 100 g)
- (A) Soy sauce 2 tbsp
- (A) Mirin 2 tbsp (otherwise 1.5 tbsp of white wine and 0.5 tbsp of sugar)
- (A) Dashi powder 1 tbsp
- (A) Water 50 mL
- Eggs 4
- Freshly cooked rice 2 cups (as much as you want)
- Pickled ginger (for toppings, optional)
- Cut the onion into 5 mm wedges. Slice the Tonkatsu about 1.5 cm width.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl.
- Mix the condiments (A) in a frying pan. Heat the frying pan until it comes to a boil.
- Add the cut onion to the frying pan. Simmer them over medium heat for a few minutes.
- Place the Tonkatsu evenly in a frying pan. Then pour the beaten eggs evenly on the surface and simmer for about 2~3 minutes. Then put a lid over the frying pan and turn the heat off. Leave the frying pan for a few minutes.
- Serve the freshly cooked rice in a bowl and serve the meal over the rice.