Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Home Cooking

I know I'm a florist and you would think I would be posting pics of all the beautiful flowers we have at the shop and some of the arrangements we've been doing. But forget that. Right now I'm into what we've been eating or are going to eat.

Tonight is Katsu-don, pork cutlet over rice. I have shown this dish before but minus recipe. I have by my side, a little stained piece of paper torn from The New York Times magazine, sometime ago. It calls for 4 lean boneless pork chops pounded 1/4 of an inch thin, dipped into egg and coated with panko. Actually they want you to dust with flour first but I skip that step. Then I chill the meat cutlets and apparently write a blog entry.

When ready to eat, I put on a pot of sticky rice and in a medium skillet place a thinly sliced yellow onion in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of mirin(japanese rice wine) and 1/2 cup of water and simmer until onion is wilted.

While this is happening I cook the pork cutlets in batches until golden. Then when there is a little liquid left in the onion pan, pour 3 lightly beaten eggs atop and poach on the onion/soy mixture (do not stir).

When the egg has set a bit, scatter a handful of cooked peas over the egg. Divide the omelet into 4 pieces, place on top of steamed rice , slice the cutlets into slices and pour the pan juices over all this goodness. The original recipe adds pickled red ginger and crumbled, toasted nori. Maybe yes, maybe no, all depends what I have in the house.

With or without the garnishes, this is a delish dish.


  1. wow..this looks great...wish i was there

  2. Thank you. I was hoping you would post this recipe. Pictures are great , looks doable.

  3. Oh my. I'm going to have to try this!!

  4. My Farmhouse Kitchen, As does your dinner. Will be making that soup for sure!

    Anonymous, You're welcome! Let me know if you make this!

    Gwen, Knew you would love this! Make it this weekend. Apparently we're getting 50 feet of snow.

  5. Well you really got me going on the cutlet thing..this looked so good I am off to the market.....

    thanks for visiting Farmhouse..and I wish I was on the east coast..i could come and visit you.....

  6. I like the bowl! Where is it from???

  7. Adria, It's from Bangkok 54 , our little Asian store up the Pike. When you can drive you car again we can go.