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Serve with angel hair pasta, a tossed green salad, and--if you're having wine--a glass of Italian red.

Marge Perry
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2007

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Credit: Randy Mayor

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Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 3 cutlets)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°.

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  • Cut pork crosswise into 12 (1-inch-thick) pieces. Place each piece between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour mixture. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pork; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove pork from pan. Repeat with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and remaining pork.

  • Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Stir in sauce and red pepper; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in basil.

  • Place pork on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Top each piece with about 1 tablespoon pasta sauce mixture and 1/2 teaspoon cheese. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes or until pork is done and cheese is melted.

  • Wine note: These savory pork cutlets take much of their flavor from the tomato-basil sauce. Tomatoes are, of course, high in acidity, and basil has a distinct herbal tang. Both factors work well with a juicy, medium-bodied Italian red that's not too powerful or tannic. Italian Dolcettos fill the bill perfectly. A delicious wine: Conterno Fantino Dolcetto d'Alba "Bricco Bastia" 2005 ($21). -Karen MacNeil

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 3.6g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 26.8g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fiber 1.8g; cholesterol 76mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 734mg; calcium 90mg.
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