pork chops with arugula & apple salad

adapted from Real Simple. Moo has been trying to get the apple I bought for this for the past several days. Lesson: buy extra fruit.

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 large eggs, beaten (or 1/3 c egg substitute)
2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
4 thin pork cutlets (about 1 pound), or two boneless pork chops, sliced in half and pounded
kosher salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
cooking spray
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
1 bunch arugula, thick stems removed (about 4 cups)
1 apple, thinly sliced

Place the flour, eggs, and panko in separate shallow bowls. Season the pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.Coat the pork in the flour, then in the eggs, and finally in the bread crumbs, pressing gently to help them adhere.

Spray cooking spray in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Cook the pork until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the arugula and apple to the dressing and toss to combine. Serve with the pork and lemon wedges.


Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving :
Calories: 342.2 Total Fat: 12.4 g
Cholesterol: 155.9 mg
Sodium: 289.5 mg
Total Carbs: 24.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
Protein: 32.4 g

  1. this was SO good. I was kind of surprised. 🙂 I didn’t season the pork at all (I used two thick boneless chops, sliced them in half and pounded them), but it had amazing flavor when you put it on the fork with the arugula salad. I told suitNtie that it would be great any time of year, too.
    One note: by using cooking spray instead of the original olive oil, be careful you don’t burn the breading on the pork. I browned mine on both sides and finished it in a warm oven on tin foil while I made the salad. (200 degrees)

  2. Made this tonight since we got lots of arugula from our farm share and oh my goodness it was so good! So happy to have a spring/summery pork recipe since most of mine are so fall-ish. And it was so quick to pull together plus Seth even ate two helpings of the pork with some apple slices! Love!

  3. we were thrilled with it- Moo ate the pork, too. I’m going to have to tag this one “kid friendly” if I didn’t already. 🙂

    How is the farm share working out for you?

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