Crispy Pork Cutlets

Inspired by Chef John from All Recipes


20 mins


30 mins


15 mins


1 hr 5 mins




8 cutlets


  • 2 (1 1/4 pound) LM Meat Pork Cutlets, cut into 8 pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup diced dill pickles
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, green tops reserved
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups cold milk, or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


Step 1
Place pork between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound pork with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2 inch.

Step 2
Place pork pieces on a plate and season both sides generously with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour over pork pieces, lightly coating both sides. Pour eggs over pork, turning to coat.

Step 3
Transfer pork pieces to a bowl filled with panko bread crumbs. Press bread crumbs firmly into the meat on both sides. Transfer breaded cutlets to a clean plate, cover with plastic and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Step 4
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in pickles, jalapeno pepper, and green onions; cook and stir until onions have softened, about 3 minutes.

Step 5
Sprinkle in 1 1/2 tablespoon flour. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.

Step 6
Slowly stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons cold milk, whisking constantly. Stir in remaining milk, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Step 7
Heat half the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 breaded pork cutlets and cook until pork is not longer pink inside, and the crust is well-browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining vegetable oil and pork cutlets.