Mr. Food: Parmesan Crusted Pork

Mr. Food

Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs (see Note)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, center cut, trimmed and pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
Instructions
  1. In a shallow dish, combine Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs; mix well.
     
  2. Place flour and eggs in 2 separate shallow dishes; set aside.
     
  3. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Evenly coat pork with flour then egg then bread crumb mixture.
     
  4. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook pork in batches for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden, and serve topped with Lemon Garlic Sauce (see below).
Lemon Garlic Sauce

In a small saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil with 3 tablespoons butter over low heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and simmer for 1 minute. Spoon sauce over pork cutlets and serve immediately.

 

NOTE: Flaky in texture, Japanese-style panko bread crumbs cook up crisp for many of our favorite recipes. They're readily available in our supermarkets with the other breading products.

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