4 servings (serving size: 2 pork chops)

Cut the fat and calories from deep-fried pork cutlets with this 25-minute lightened pork cutlet recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place bread slices in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 cup. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.

Step 2

Combine salt, pepper, sage, and thyme; sprinkle over both sides of pork. Place flour in a shallow dish; place egg whites in another shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour, dip in egg whites, and dredge in breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan. Cook 2 1/2 minutes or until lightly browned. Lightly coat surface of chops with cooking spray; turn chops over. Cook 2 1/2 minutes or until done. Serve with lemon wedges.

Chef's Notes

Breaded pork cutlets can get soggy while waiting for the pan to heat. Once breaded, place them on a wire rack that's resting over a baking sheet.

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Ratings & Reviews

crysmys's Review

February 27, 2012
Used wheat instead of white because it's what I had on hand -- otherwise made as directed. A good, basic breaded-pork chop recipe.

TacoGibbons's Review

September 28, 2011
I loved this recipe! I toasted the bread before putting it in the food processor and I had to cook the pork cutlets a little longer than listed here, but one of my cutlets was 1/2 inch thick instead of 1/4 inch. Served with McCormick Spicy Nutmeg Carrots and applesauce. Lovely!

Rluvkrug's Review

August 18, 2011

rbecich's Review

January 14, 2011
Will need to put pork in over for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees if not not done in the middle. If you continue frying, the breading will burn. Try using Planko ready made and seasoned breadcrumbs.

kokopelli517's Review

January 13, 2011
Though the pork is fine I think it's important to note that you SHOULD NOT use cooking spray in a non-stick pan. The chemicals in cooking spray deteriorate non-stick surfaces.

carolfitz's Review

March 28, 2009
This was very good. Made to recipe. Crumbed some stale rosemary bread & pounded chops to uniform thickness. Some folks have mentioned their pork was too salty -- maybe they used table salt instead of kosher? Took longer to cook but browned nicely. Served with garlic mashed potato and CL's recommended turnip greens.