Are you getting tired of regular pork chops? Take your pork chops to the next level with our Air Fryer Tonkatsu; it's simply delicious. Seasoned pork chops are dredged in gluten-free all-purpose flour, whole milk, and almond meal, then air-fried until golden brown. The pork chops are served with Napa cabbage, lemon wedges, and a delicious homemade tonkatsu sauce. But you can also serve them with orzo rice or Briam Greek roasted vegetables.
Why are my air fryer pork chops tough?
You probably overcooked the pork chops. Pork chops contain little to no fat, making them challenging if cooked too long.
How long does pork go in the air fryer?
It only takes about 13–15 minutes to cook air fryer tonkatsu. However, the air frying time may vary, depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
How do you reheat frozen tonkatsu in the air fryer?
To reheat frozen tonkatsu, put them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook them for 4 minutes. Flip the tonkatsu over and cook them for another 3–4 minutes until golden brown.
How do you keep tonkatsu crispy?
Once it's fried, place the tonkatsu on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet. Place the tonkatsu in a 200 °F oven to keep it warm and crispy.
4 thin Boneless Pork Chops
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole Milk
1 1/2 cups Almond Meal
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 cup Napa Cabbage, thinly sliced
1 Lemon, cut into wedges
1 Lemon, cut into wedges
Set the tonkatsu sauce over medium-high heat and let it come to a boil.
Turn the flame down to low. Let the tonkatsu sauce cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Turn the stove off and set the tonkatsu sauce aside to cool.
Put the pork chops on a large cutting board in an even layer. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper on both sides of the pork chops.
Place the gluten-free all-purpose flour into a shallow baking dish. Place the whole milk into a second shallow baking dish.
Place the almond meal into a third shallow baking dish and add the Italian seasoning and paprika, as well as the remaining salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
Dredge each pork chop in the gluten-free all-purpose flour, then in the whole milk, and then in the almond meal mixture.
Put the pork chops on a plate. Spray the air fryer basket lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat the air fryer to 360 °F.
Next, add the pork chops to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Spray them with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook the pork chops for 8 minutes. Flip the pork chops over and cook them for another 5 minutes until golden brown.
Place the Napa cabbage onto a serving platter and add the pork chops on top.
Drizzle the tonkatsu sauce on top of the pork chops and garnish them with lemon wedges.
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