Golden Baked Pork Cutlets

These quick breaded pork cutlets made with just a few ingredients are so delicious everyone will be wishing they helped make them. Cutting the super-low-fat pork tenderloin into long fillets makes it quick-cooking. Serve with a medley of steamed vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes for a taste of nostalgia.

Golden Baked Pork Cutlets (Eating Well)

 

Ingredients

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
½ cup dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons canola oil
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
4 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  • 1Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2Holding a chef’s knife at a 45 degrees angle and perpendicular to the tenderloin, slice the pork into 4 long, thin “fillets.”
  • 3Mix breadcrumbs, sugar, paprika, onion powder and salt in a shallow dish. Drizzle with oil and mash with a fork until the oil is thoroughly incorporated. Lightly beat egg white with a fork in another shallow dish. Sprinkle cornstarch over the pork slices and pat to coat evenly on both sides. Dip the pork into the egg, then press into the breading mixture until evenly coated on both sides. (Discard leftover mixture.)
  • 4Place the pork on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until just barely pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F, 14 to 16 minutes.

Enjoy!