This post concludes my series of pork recipes. Over the past month I have shared three yummy recipes for cooking various pork cuts. If you’ve missed any of the posts, check out my previous posts for grilled pork tenderloin and Shake ‘N Bake pork chops and pork roast with sweet potatoes, pears & rosemary. I highly recommend all of my previous recipes, and I am excited to share with you one more yummy recipe that is destined to become a regular in our routine – Pork Piccata.
It is appropriated that the theme for this week is comfort foods because the recipe we tested this week was so yummy and so simple that there is no doubt it will become one of our go-to meals. It has all the makings of a comfort meal including the yum factor. The challenge was pork sirloin cutlets. I wasn’t sure what the difference was between cutlets and chops, so I asked my butcher. Not much. Chops can be bone-in or out, when they are boneless they are called a cutlet. Simple enough.
- 4 pork cutlets, 4 ounces, 1/4-inch thick
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper, reduced sodium
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Lemon wedges
Coat cutlets well with lemon pepper to taste. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter to sizzling over medium-high heat. Cook cutlets quickly to brown both sides, turning once, about four minutes total. Serve over a bed of buttered noodles sprinkled with lemon juice and broccoli as a veggie.
I wish we had fresh parmigiana on hand, that would have been a nice touch. Also we discussed adding capers to the pork as well. Next time, we will add those two ingredients, but other than that the meal turned out perfect. Plus the whole meal came together in 10 minutes. Perfect for a healthy, light meal in a hurry.
And the best part – K loved it. She ate every bite. Whooo hooo, new family meal!
I hope you have enjoyed my pork series, and I hope it will inspire you to try pork in your home. You can find even more pork recipes to inspire your dinner at www.PorkBeInspired.com. To inspire you further, I get to giveaway free pork (don’t worry, I’ll send it in the form of coupons). Yeay for free food.
Giveaway – closed.
Disclosure – This post is brought to you by the National Pork Board, Publix and TheMotherhood, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.