Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pork Tonkatsu and Painted Nails

I saw this recipe here and it looked so good I had to make it. I give it two thumbs up!

Pork Tonkatsu

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 boneless center cut pork chops, pounded to 1/4-1/8 thickness
  • vegetable oil

Combine egg and mustard in a bowl and dip the pork in the mixture.

Follow by dipping it in the the Panko mixure (panko crumbs, salt and pepper). Press to adhere.

Heat a few tbsp. of oil in a pan and cook pork until golden brown and cooked through. About 2-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness of pork. I couldn't find my meat tenderizer so I used the handle of my can did not have the desired affect. I had to cook mine for about 8 minutes per side.

But look how golden, crispy and delicious it turned out!

We had it with white rice and a tomato-cucumber salad with basil, parsley, one clove minced garlic, salt, pepper, o.o. and red wine vinegar.

Source: So Tasty, So Yummy

Warning: If toes/feet gross you out do NOT proceed!!

Okay, on to some non-food related things. Nail Polish! For the past 4 years or so I've pretty much worn pink or red nail polish, with the occasional silver just for kicks.  I decided I need to spruce up my nail polish collection so today I went out and got a couple Crrraaazy colors. I live on the edge. Essie nail polish is on sale at Walgreens right now for $7.99 a bottle and then I got an extra $1 off each bottle at the register from a manufactures coupon (coupons are awesome).

The first color is Merino Cool. I kind of love it. It looks a bit more purpleish in real life but in a really good way.

The second color I got is Trophy Wife. It's a really fun color. I've been wanting a teal nail polish color for awhile now. Apparently it's a hot fall color this season, oh boy, who am I?!? I really don't know if it is??? I think I heard that somewhere. I bet you never thought you'd get up close and personal with my toes:)

Okay, enough of this. Go cook something:).


  1. I'm going to try to play the word 'tonkatsu' next time I indulge in Scrabble. The polish is cute, I am so boring though, Bogota Blackberry is as flashy as I get.

  2. You will blow your competitor away with that one:). I think the Merino Cool would look really good on you, just sayin'.

  3. You guys should try Gelish!!! It's amazing and stays perfect for like 2 weeks (or more)!

  4. Allison, your pork looks better than the picture in that original recipe! Nice job.

  5. Lol, thanks Tracy:). I've heard of Gelish, do you get it done? It makes me nervous, I don't know to much about it. I've never done fake nails, I'm really scared of ruining my nails. How is Gelish on your nails? Does it make them yucky? I need details:).

  6. My sister in law, Brenda and April Rudnicki both bought the stuff to do Gelish at home. It goes on like regular polish (base coat, 2 coats of color and a top coat) but you dry them under UV light between coats and it makes them instantly dry, well dry in 2 minutes! I have very thin nails and it makes them strong and they actually grow with it on. Just soak them with acetone remover to take it off.