Rating: 5 stars
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I was surprised how quickly this came together! Using a purchased tonkatsu or barbecue sauce makes this easy, too! Great for an after school snack, or for a main dish for 2 or 3. The Japanese panko crumb crust is crunchy and satisfying, and it's real food!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

  • Beat egg and salt lightly in a shallow bowl or a small casserole dish. Place panko bread crumbs on a plate.

  • Dip each cutlet into egg mixture, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Turn cutlets in panko bread crumbs so both sides are coated well, pressing the cutlets gently into the crumbs. Set on a piece of parchment paper. Spray each side with cooking spray and place in the basket of an air fryer.

  • Air-fry for 5 minutes, turn, and air-fry for an additional 4 minutes. Serve with barbecue sauce and garnish with green onions.

Cook's Note:

Use tonkatsu sauce instead of barbecue sauce, or any dipping sauce of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 42.8g; carbohydrates 40.8g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 188.8mg; sodium 545.4mg. Full Nutrition