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I thought I'd seen all there was to see when it came to pan-fried pork cutlets, but then I saw something called Katsu 'Mille-Feuille,' and I realized I hadn't seen anything yet. Okay, I'm being a little dramatic, but I really loved the unusual look and feel, as well as the internal flavoring opportunities the multi-layer technique provides. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! Served here with a salad and a squeeze of lemon on top.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cutlets
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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For the Breading:

Directions

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  • Cut tenderloin in half lengthwise. Place each half between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to 1/8-inch thickness.

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  • Season pork with salt, pepper, and cayenne; spread a thin layer of mustard on top. Grate Monterey Jack cheese onto the pork. Sprinkle parsley on top. Fold in the pointiest end 1/3 of the way. Fold in the sides. Give pork another fold; fold remaining end on top. Flip cutlets seam-side down in the plastic wrap and lightly pound until flattened.

  • Unwrap cutlets and season again with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Dust on all sides with flour until lightly coated. Place beaten egg and bread crumbs in two shallow dishes. Dredge each cutlet in egg, then cover with bread crumbs. Let cutlets rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Heat at least 1/4 inch oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook each cutlet until crust is browned and until meat springs back when poked, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Chef's Notes:

Any mild cheese will do. Substitute regular bread crumbs for the panko if desired.

You can bread these ahead of time and refrigerate until you're ready to start frying.

Cooking time will vary based on thickness of your cutlet. Try not to cook past 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), as it will dry out. However, the problem with testing with a thermometer is that you'll have hot juices spurting out, which would be a shame.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

825 calories; protein 56.5g; carbohydrates 46.5g; fat 50.6g; cholesterol 233.5mg; sodium 985.9mg. Full Nutrition
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