Pork Cutlet Sandwich ("Katsu Sando")

Pork Cutlet Sandwich ("Katsu Sando")

Crispy pork cutlet paired with fresh cabbage for a perfect sandwich.

[2 Servings, Ready in 30 Minutes, Easy to Make]

Katsu Sando, a Japanese-inspired pork cutlet sandwich, is a delicious harmony of crispy pork cutlet and fresh cabbage. This simple yet flavorful sandwich is an excellent choice for any meal, making it a go-to for a quick, satisfying bite.



  • Tonkatsu sauce*, 6 tablespoons
  • Mayonnaise, 6 tablespoons
  • Ketchup, 2 tablespoons

*For a simple version of Tonkatsu sauce, mix 1/4 cup ketchup + 2.5 Tb Worcestershire sauce + 1 Tb soy sauce



  1. Deep fry the pork cutlets in a generous amount of oil until golden and crispy. Alternatively, you can lightly oil them and cook in an air fryer.
  2. Finely chop the cabbage and prepare about 3 handfuls.
  3. Make a cabbage salad by mixing the chopped cabbage with 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons of ketchup.
  4. Spread one tablespoon of mayonnaise on one slide of bread and set aside. Spread a good amount of tonkatsu sauce on the other slice of bread.
  5. Place a good amount of cabbage salad on the side with tonkatsu sauce, then place a cooled pork cutlet on top of the cabbage salad. Add another generous layer of tonkatsu sauce on top of the cutlet.
  6. Optionally, add salad greens on top of the cutlet before topping off the sandwich with the remaining slice of bread with mayonnaise. 
  7. Optionally, you can trim the crusts off the bread and lightly toast it in a pan for extra warmth and crispiness.
  8. Wrap the sandwich in parchment paper or cling film and cut in half to serve.


  • The combination of the tangy tonkatsu sauce and creamy mayonnaise with the crunch of cabbage makes for a delightful sandwich.
  • This sandwich is versatile and can be customized with additional ingredients like pickles or cheese.
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