Crispy Pork Cutlets

by Sarah Jane

crispy pork - final dish

The title of this post doesn’t actually imply or even let on that this is a healthy and light supper – but it is! I was inspired by a recipe from Cooking Light magazine. This is a light dish and it is very easy to digest. It doesn’t weigh you down like normal fried food would and it can work just as well with chicken cutlets if you prefer. The dijon mustard is an innovative trick to both help the crumbs stick to the meat as well as tenderize it and impart a delicate and interesting flavor, different from the usual egg dip used in fried cutlets. Oh and if all of this doesn’t convince you to try this dish, then the fact that it only has 210 calories per serving should. Try this and let me know how it turns out!

We paired this dish with some delicious peas and carrots. The carrots were simply baked at 400 F for 35 minutes and the peas were boiled for 10 and mixed with a little salt and pepper.

Definitely don’t miss out on this easy and delicious dinner!

Crispy Pork Cutlets
inspired by Cooking Light

4 servings

8 pork loin cutlets (approximately 1 lb) – thinly sliced or pounded out with a meat mallet to approximately 1 cm thickness.

2 tbsp dijon mustard

1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs (I just used 2 oz of gluten free breadsticks and ground them up in the food processor)
1 tbsp fresh parsley – minced
1 tbsp fresh thyme – minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

1. Evenly coat the pork cutlets with dijon mustard on both sides. Let marinate for 30 minutes.

cripy pork - Senape

2. Mix the panko, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper in a flat bowl.crispy pork - panatura

3. Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet and dip both sides of the pork cutlets in the crumb mixture and shake off excess.

4. Fry pork cutlets, 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.

5. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (2 pork cutlets)

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 329mg
  • Calcium: 10mg