This post was written by Funimation Copywriter and YOI fan, Lauren Hill! Watch new SimulDub episodes of Yuri!!! On ICE every Monday on FunimationNow!
What does every fan deserve after a long day of defending their ships? A delicious meal! And the only meal that will do is the must-have katsudon! No, unfortunately, we can’t help you become a tasty katsudon—you’ll have to dig deep into your own eros for that—but we can definitely teach you how to make one.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Mood music—We recommend “On Love: Eros”
1-inch-thick pork loin chop
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup panko or bread crumbs
Oil of choice for deep frying
¼ cup dashi
1 tbsp. soy sauce
½ tbsp. sugar
½ tbsp. sake
½ tbsp. mirin
Steamed rice (white or brown—your choice!)
Roasted seaweed (nori)
Optional: green onions
First we must prepare the tonkatsu! What is tonkatsu? It’s the deep-fried pork that sits beautifully atop your rice! Speaking of, you should probably go ahead and start your rice in the rice cooker. Don’t have a rice cooker? No worries! You can prepare rice on the stove top, just follow the directions on the box.
Back to the tasty tonkatsu! Make shallow cuts into the pork—do not slice it yet! Then, salt and pepper both sides lightly.
Next, coat the meat with the flour and prepare your egg wash. Egg wash is just 1-2 eggs mixed in a bowl. You’ll dip your flour coated meat into the eggs and then cover with your bread crumbs.
Get your oil ready! Fill a deep pot or deep fryer with oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Not sure how to check the temperature? It’s as easy as keeping a hungry poodle happy! Drop a bread crumb into the oil and if it floats up to the surface right after being put in, you’re all set.
Fry your breaded pork until the breading turns a beautiful golden brown. Set the meat to cool for a minute and then cut into slices.
Now it’s time to make it everything you could ever wish for! In a small frying pan, add your dashi, soy sauce, sugar, sake, and mirin. Stir together and cook on medium heat until it reaches a boil. Then, reduce to a lower temperature.
Add your cut tonkatsu and let it simmer while pouring your beaten eggs over the meat. Cover and let it cook for one minute. Did you want green onions? Go ahead and add them on after the meat has simmered in the sauce.
We’re so close, just one last triple axel to the end!
Take your rice out of the cooker or off the stove and put into a bowl. Then, carefully lifting your pan, slide the tonkatsu and egg onto the top of the rice and add some sliced nori.
That’s it! You’ve made your very own katsudon! A perfectly crisp outside with mouth-watering, sizzling hot eggs to top it off! Take a moment to appreciate this lovely eros you’ve created—definitely worthy of a certain silver-haired skater’s attention, yes?
Oh, and one last thing to remember:
Happy birthday to the tastiest katsudon around—Yuri!