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Panko Pork Cutlets

Panko Pork Cutlets

With Hoisin Sriracha Sauce, Carrots, and Jasmine Rice

Breaded pork cutlets are for more than just schnitzel. In Japan, they’re called katsu and are typically served over rice with a special sauce. This Asian variation is the inspiration behind this recipe; thin-cut chops are coated in a layer of panko breadcrumbs, then pan-fried in a shallow layer of oil. They’re plated with ginger rice and roasted carrots before being drizzled in a sweet and spicy hoisin sriracha sauce. With all those flavors going on, it’s clear to see (and taste) that this pork is hardly ordinary.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time45 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

1 thumb


2 unit


1 unit


2 tablespoon

Hoisin Sauce

(Contains Soy, Wheat)

1 teaspoon


1.5 teaspoon

Sesame Oil

½ cup

Jasmine Rice

½ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

½ teaspoon

Garlic Powder

1 tablespoon

Sesame Seeds

12 ounce

Pork Cutlets

2 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

1 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

½ tablespoon


(Contains Milk)




Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3096 kJ
Calories740 kcal
Fat29 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar15 g
Dietary Fiber4 g
Protein42 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sodium570 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Baking Sheet
Small Bowl
Small Pan
Paper Towel
Large Pan


Preheat and Prep

Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel ginger, then mince or grate until you have ½ TBSP. Peel carrots, then slice on a deep diagonal into ½-inch-thick spears. Halve lime.

Mix Sauce and Roast Carrots

In a small bowl, mix hoisin sauce, ½ tsp sriracha, 1½ tsp sesame oil, a squeeze of lime, and 1 TBSP water (we sent more sriracha and oil). Set aside. Toss carrots with a drizzle of vegetable oil on a baking sheet. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes, tossing halfway.

Cook Rice

Melt ½ TBSP butter in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add minced ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add ¾ cup water and a pinch of salt (about ¼ tsp). Bring to a boil, then stir in rice and return to a boil. Lower heat, reduce to a gentle simmer, and cover. Cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Keep covered off heat.

Bread Pork

Meanwhile, mix together panko, ½ tsp garlic powder, half the sesame seeds, and a large pinch of salt on a plate. Pat pork dry with a paper towel, then season all over with salt and pepper. Brush pork with sour cream, coating evenly. Working one cutlet at a time, dip pork into panko mixture, coating all over and pressing to adhere. Set finished cutlets aside on another plate while you work with the rest.

Cook Pork

Heat a ¼-inch layer of vegetable oil in a large, preferably nonstick pan over high heat. Once very hot, add pork and cook until crust is golden brown and meat is cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side. (TIP: Lower heat if crust browns too quickly.) Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt.

Finish and Serve

Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Divide rice, carrots, and pork between plates. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds. Drizzle sauce over pork or serve on the side. TIP: Drizzle over the remaining sriracha for extra heat.