Lucy's Quick Tonkatsu Sauce

Lucy's Quick Tonkatsu Sauce

LucyDelRey 85

"I created this sauce in my own kitchen with ingredients I already had in my cupboard. The results are delicious and it has become a staple in my home. This recipe can easily be doubled. Try using it for dipping katsu chicken and egg rolls, or use it as a substitute for barbeque sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!"


1 h 6 m servings 67 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 67 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 771 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sherry, sugar, garlic powder, and ginger in a microwave-safe coffee mug or glass measuring cup. Stir well with a fork and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir again and set aside.
  2. Let stand for 1 hour to allow the flavors to incorporate.
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  1. 23 Ratings


Good base but needed some tweaking. I'm a Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce fan. My next batch, I think I will use 3/4 c. ketchup and 1/4 c. either apricot or plum puree.

Lucy you hit the ball out of the park with this ton katsu sauce - better than the rather expensive Japanese bottled version. Thanks!

Pretty fantastic tasting sauce, and I'm a huge bottled sauce fan! Thanks!!!

I made my first batch last night on a whim. I didn't have dry sherry so substituted apple cider vinegar. It was hard to leave it sitting for an hour for the flavors to meld because the first t...

I've never had Tonkatsu before, and this recipe isn't going to make me want to try it again. I suppose I'm just not a Tonkatsu fan, however, DH liked it, so it didn't go to waste. I served it w...

Good enough to put Ki****an out of business! Did not have sherry, so I used marsala wine instead, and it worked out just fine. I can't believe just how incredibly easy this is to make, and like ...

I've never had Tonkatsu sauce so I have nothing to compare this to but it was delicious! I didn't heat mine in the micro but rather, simmered on the stove for about 20 mins. so the flavors could...

This was too easy and tasted great. Makes it 5 stars in my book!

I let this sit for only a half hour before using it and the Worcestershire sauce was mighty strong. The next day it had mellowed, but I'd probably reduce the WS to 2T or even less. Good sauce ...