Next time you’re craving Japanese food, from sushi to noodles to curry and beyond, stay home and make it yourself! Recipe developer and cookbook author Amy Kaneko’s new book, Let’s Cook Japanese Food, is a collection of recipes that take you through the steps to making authentic Japanese meals at home. These crispy panko pork cutlets, called tonkatsu, are a great place to start. 

In Japan, restaurants specializing in tonkatsu offer the customer a variety of pork cuts, including hire (lean cut), rosu (fattier cut), and kurobuta (“black pig” from prized Berkshire pigs). A large heap of finely shredded, crisp green cabbage is served alongside the fried pork.

Reprinted with permission from Let’s Cook Japanese Food