SRF Air Fryer Kurobuta Katsu Sando

BY: Mandy Tanner

  • cooking-duration 20 minutes
  • servings 4 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style oven
  • cooking-mode beginner

Crispy panko crusted juicy SRF Kurobuta Pork Chops with crisp cabbage, spicy mayo, and pillowy soft bread form the ultimate Katsu Sando. It’s an added bonus that this meal cooks in the air fryer, and can be made start to finish in under 20 minutes. The crispy pork is also great for an easy weeknight meal with steamed rice and sauteed veggies, or served atop your favorite bowl of ramen.


Kurobuta Pork Tonkatsu

  • 2 SRF Kurobuta Boneless Pork Chops Buy Now

  • As needed, SRF Perfect Pork Rub Buy Now

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • As needed, cooking oil spray, such as olive or avocado oil

Katsu Sando

  • 8 slices soft white bread, crust optional

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ½-1 tsp spicy chili sauce or hot sauce, such as Sriracha or Gochujang

  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage

  • 4 pieces cooked SRF Kurobuta Tonkatsu


On a cutting board, place the SRF Kurobuta Pork Chop with the fat cap facing up. With a sharp knife, carefully slice down through the middle to cut into two pieces, about ¾-inch-thick. Repeat with the second pork chop.
1 minute
Place a pork chop on the cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap, and using a meat mallet or heavy skillet, pound the pork chop until it is about ¼-inch-thick, being careful to not tear the pork. Set aside and repeat with remaining pork.
2 minutes
Season both sides of all the pork chop pieces with SRF Perfect Pork Rub.
1 minute
Set up the dredging station. In one bowl, or shallow dish, add the all-purpose flour and season with ½ tsp of SRF Perfect Pork Rub. In a second bowl or small dish, add the eggs and beat with a whisk or fork until combined. In a third bowl, add the panko and season with 1 tsp of SRF Perfect Pork Rub.
2 minutes
Place the pork chops first into the flour mixture, and coat on both sides. Shake off any excess flour, then place into the eggs, followed by the panko. Pressing the panko into the pork chops. Repeat with all pork chops.
2 minutes
If needed, preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
Lightly grease the basket or pan used in the air fryer and place the pork in a single layer, allowing a little space between each piece. Spray the pork with additional cooking oil spray.
2 minutes
Place the tray or basket in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the pork over and spray with additional cooking oil, if needed. Continue to cook for another 4 minutes, and check for doneness. The outside should be golden brown and crispy and the pork should be at least 145°F internally.
9 minutes
Remove the pork from the air fryer and assemble the Katsu Sandos.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and chili sauce.
1 minute
Lay out the bread and spread 4 pieces with the spicy mayo, as desired. Top with shredded cabbage, and a piece of cooked Kurobuta Tonkatsu. Finish with another piece of soft bread, slice if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
2 minutes