Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Quick Fix: Pork Cutlet Sandwich

I'm in a hurry to get things done...

With not much time to get in the kitchen lately, I've had to improvise with a few dishes that fit in the 30 minutes or less category.

I sliced a pork tenderloin into 1 inch disks and then pounded them out with my trusty mallet. The great thing about using the tenderloin is that it's tender! The meat pounds out very easily and quickly.
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After being dipped in an egg wash and seasoned breadcrumbs, the pork cutlets are fried up in some olive oil.
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I grabbed a baguette on the way home from work and piled it with the pork cutlets and some leftovers from the fridge...marinara and fresh mozzarella.
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Of course I cannot just leave jarred sauce as is, so quickly threw in some red pepper flake, garlic powder, oregano, and salt/pepper while it was warmed on the stove.
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These were broiled in the oven until there was just enough of that toasty brown cheesy goodness visible!
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A quick fix that aims to please.
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Hubs loved it! He is actually a fan of veal cutlet grinders/subs from local pizza places...but to be honest I cannot bring myself to purchase the stuff. The pork tenderloin was a more than adequate substitute, as chicken would also be.
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Feeling so guilty for posting nothing more then a lame excuse for not cooking this week, I've managed to crank this one out during my lunch at the office.
I'll be back with more soon!!
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In the meantime...
ENJOY!

3 comments:

  1. This is not kosher, but it looks SO delish.

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  2. Wow looking at this makes me want to have one of my own.

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