Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Freezer Challenge Day #4 - Oink, Oink

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Freezer Challenge Day #4 - Oink, Oink

I'm almost done with my Freezer Challenge.....and it feels good. Love having more space in my freezer. But of course it was short lived, since my husband shot a deer this winter and now it is again FULL with jalapeno and cheese deer sausage and deer sticks. I really HATE this hobby of his.

Yesterday was all about the pig in our house = pork cutlets. I got these on sale at the meat counter a few weeks back, just couldn't pass up a good deal! I will admit this isn't one of the healthiest meals I've made, but I did try and substitute in a few good ingredients (whole wheat flour, skim milk instead of cream, etc.)

Italian Style Breaded Pork Cutlets

4 tenderized pork cutlets
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 egg
1 c. Italian Style breadcrumbs (panko would be better, but I still haven't bought any!)
1/2 c. parmesan cheese

Cream Sauce (adapted from Rachael Ray magazine)

3/4 c. skim milk
2 T. unsalted butter
1 T. parsley
1/2 c. parmesan cheese


In large skillet heat 1/2 c. canola oil on medium-high heat. Meanwhile dredge the pork in flour, then beaten egg, then breadcrumb/parmesan mixture to coat. Place in skillet and cook on each side until browned and crispy, about 3 min. a side. They will cook fast as they are very thin. In another saucepan, heat milk and butter to a gentle boil and then turn down to a simmer, while continuing to stir. After a few minutes it will thicken, take off heat and stir in parsley and parmesan cheese. Keep warm and serve over the pork.


I served these with our twice baked potato recipe I blogged about last week. Yum! I thought about baking these piggies, instead of sauteing them in the canola oil, but I was worried they might get soggy. I HATE soggy stuff.....so I didn't. I think this recipe would also be very good with chicken. Any other ideas?

We are eating leftovers tonight, so FC Day #5 will have to wait until tomorrow. It will be pasta night!

8 comments:

  1. Oh man...those pork cutlets sound DELISH! Just found your blog..it's great! :)

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  2. I have to do a freezer challenge too. Things go in there, but rarely come out!

    Your pork cutlets look great!

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  3. Jenn...I know...the first challenge recipe I did with the peaches - I had totally forgotten about them, they were WAY in the back:)

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  4. We have waaaay too much deer/elk/buffalo/duck in our freezer too. Hunters. Pshht. I don't know what to do with it all!

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  5. okay totally random, but since i'm engaged i notice these types of things... I LOVE your ring! so pretty! :D

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  6. Jessie - I'm glad I'm not the only one dealing with a hunter..ugh...

    Julie - thanks for the ring compliment! I agree, my husband did a great job of picking it out ALL by himself. And don't worry, when I was engaged I would love at people's hands all the time!

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  7. Mmm that meal looks delicious! I've only cooked pork a few times (I never think of it) and I think it's because I really don't know what to do with it. What a great recipe - I'll have to try it out!

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  8. Jessie - I'm glad I'm not the only one dealing with a hunter..ugh...

    Julie - thanks for the ring compliment! I agree, my husband did a great job of picking it out ALL by himself. And don't worry, when I was engaged I would love at people's hands all the time!

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