Air Fryer Pork Katsu

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Juicy, tender pork cutlets wrapped in a crispy layer of breadcrumbs with a sweet-and-savory sauce drizzled over the top makes this Air Fryer Pork Katsu an easy dish to fall in love with.

Serve with Homemade or store-bought Katsu sauce, shredded cabbage, cooked rice, and lemon wedges.


  • 4 boneless pork sirloin cutlets, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Place one pork cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to 1/4-inch thickness. (See how in the post). Repeat with remaining cutlets.
  2. Season both sides of each of the pork cutlets with salt and pepper.
  3. On your work surface, line up three shallow bowls, cake or pie pans are perfect.
  4. In the first, place the flour.
  5. In the second, whisk together the eggs.
  6. In the third, combine the breadcrumbs and olive oil. Mix to coat all bread crumbs with the oil.
  7. Start by dredging both sides of a pork cutlet in the flour, then dipping both sides into the eggs and then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with the remaining cutlets.
  8. Working in batches if necessary, place the breaded pork cutlets in the air fryer basket without overlapping.
  9. Set the temperature to 360˚F and cook for 10 minutes. Turn cutlets over half-way through the cooking time.
  10. Remove from air fryer basket and keep warm in a pre-heated 180˚F oven.
  11. Repeat until all pork chops are cooked.
  12. Serve with rice, shredded cabbage, lemon wedges, and homemade or store-bought katsu sauce.