Breaded Pork Cutlets

Breaded Pork Cutlets

Regular price $51.82
  • Always cut-to-order by an artisanal butcher
  • Free delivery on orders over $250

The Quick Facts...

  • 18 pieces per box
  • Made fresh!
  • Ingredients: pork, bread crumbs, liquid egg, flour, salt, pepper 

Butcher Shoppe breaded pork cutlets are here to make your life easier. Our in-house team takes fresh 100% Ontario pork and does all of the seasoning and preparation, using Panko breadcrumbs for the perfect crust when cooked. All you need to do is bake or fry and whip up some sides. 

Goes Great With...

When it comes to serving breaded pork cutlets, the culinary possibilities are diverse, allowing you to explore a range of international flavours or keep it delightfully simple. Here are some enticing pairings to consider, each offering a unique dining experience:

  1. Rice (Japanese-style with Tonkatsu Sauce): Japanese short-grain rice is a perfect partner, known for its slightly sticky texture and sweet taste. It provides a neutral base that complements the crispy texture of the cutlet. Tonkatsu sauce is the ideal condiment for Japanese-style breaded pork cutlets. Its savoury and slightly sweet flavour, with umami undertones, perfectly complements the crispy and tender cutlet.
  2. Boiled Potatoes (European-style with Cranberry Sauce): Boiled or steamed potatoes, when seasoned with butter, salt, and chopped fresh parsley, create a simple yet flavourful side that pairs beautifully with breaded pork cutlets. Cranberry sauce adds a delightful tartness that complements the richness of the cutlet. It not only enhances the flavour but also provides a burst of vibrant colour to the plate.
  3. Cabbage (Japanese-style): Shredded cabbage is often used in Japanese cuisine to balance the richness of the breaded cutlet. Its crisp and slightly sweet nature adds a refreshing contrast to the dish. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice on the cabbage not only adds zesty brightness but also complements the savory flavours of the cutlet.
  4. Fresh Parsley and Lemon Wedges (Simple and Classic): Freshly chopped parsley sprinkled over the breaded pork cutlet introduces a touch of herbaceous freshness and vibrant colour to the plate. Lemon wedges served on the side allow diners to add a squeeze of lemon juice to the cutlet, enhancing its flavour and providing a refreshing element to each bite.

Our Preferred Preparation... 

When it comes to preparing breaded pork cutlets, we have a preferred method that ensures they turn out perfectly cooked and irresistibly crispy. Our recommended approach involves either baking or shallow frying the breaded cutlets to achieve that golden perfection.

  1. Baking Method: Baking is a healthier and fuss-free way to prepare breaded pork cutlets while still achieving a satisfying crunch. Here's how to do it:
    1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to around 400°F (200°C). While the oven is heating, prepare your breaded pork cutlets. 
    2. Baking Sheet: Place the breaded cutlets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a lightly greased oven-safe rack. Ensure they are spaced apart to allow for even cooking and to maintain their crispy texture.
    3. Cooking Time: Bake the cutlets in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and have achieved a golden-brown, crispy exterior. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the cutlets, so it's essential to monitor them closely to prevent overcooking.
    4. Turning: If desired, flip the cutlets halfway through the baking time to ensure that both sides become evenly crispy and golden.
    5. Internal Temperature: To ensure that the cutlets are cooked to perfection, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pork should reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  1. Shallow Frying Method: Shallow frying is a classic method for achieving the ultimate crispy texture and rich flavour in breaded pork cutlets. Here's how to do it:
    1. Preparation: Begin by heating a shallow frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough vegetable oil or cooking oil of your choice to cover the bottom of the pan.
    2. Temperature Control: It's crucial to maintain the oil at the right temperature. To check if it's ready, you can drop a small breadcrumb into the hot oil; if it sizzles and bubbles, it's ready for frying.
    3. Frying Process: Carefully place the breaded pork cutlets into the hot oil, ensuring they have enough space between them to cook evenly. Fry them for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they become golden brown and crispy. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the cutlets.
    4. Draining: Once fried to perfection, remove the cutlets from the pan and place them on a plate lined with paper towels. This helps absorb any excess oil, ensuring that your cutlets remain wonderfully crispy.

How Much Do Breaded Pork Cutlets Cost?

Online at The Butcher Shoppe, a 4-6 oz. portion of breaded pork cutlets costs $40.50 and are always cut-to-order by an artisanal butcher.

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How It Ships...

Our breaded pork cutlets are cut and prepared to order, then layer packed before being sent directly to your door.