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Ginger-Crusted Pork Cutlets with a
Cinnamon Orange-Cranberry Chutney and Wilted Arugula

Ginger-Crusted Pork CutletsRecipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ginger-Crusted Pork Cutlets:
8 (3-ounce) pork cutlets, cut 1/8-inch thick
1 cup ginger cookie crumbs, fine
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Wilted Arugula:
2 cups arugula
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Cinnamon Orange-Cranberry Chutney
1 1/2 cups cranberries, whole, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 small shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
2 teaspoons lime zest from 1 lime
5 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch freshly ground pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Ginger-Crusted Pork Cutlets: If necessary, using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly pound pork cutlets to 1/8-inch thickness. Pat pork dry with paper towel. Set pork aside. Whisk egg and milk together in shallow bowl or pie plate. Place cookie crumbs and flour into separate shallow bowls or pie plates.
  2. Arrange bowls in the order of flour, egg mixture and cookie crumbs. Douse cutlets in flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip the floured cutlets into the egg mixture, allowing extra to drip off. Finally, dip in ginger cookie crumbs, shaking off excess.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat in large skillet.
  4. Add half of the cutlets; cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or just until golden and pork is no longer pink in center
  5. Transfer to a platter or plate lined with paper towels. Cook remaining cutlets in remaining 2 tablespoon vegetable oil; transfer to the platter or plate.
  6. For Wilted Arugula: Place arugula in small bowl; drizzle with oil. Gently toss until evenly coated.
  7. For Cinnamon Orange-Cranberry Chutney: Combine cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon, vinegar, shallot and garlic in non-reactive, medium saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium. Simmer about 20 minutes or just until liquid has evaporated.
  8. Remove from heat. Stir in chives, honey, lime zest, season with salt and pepper.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 360; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 100mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 28g; Sodium: 220mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.