Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pork Scaloppine with Lemon Caper Sauce

I love any scaloppine. What's not to love about something crunchy outside and moist and delicious inside? The reason I don't make them more is that I don't eat much fried food. That's why this recipe from Cuisine Lite magazine was perfect--these scaloppine are broiled, not fried, and yet they have that same wonderful crunchy breaded topping.

For the pork, pound:
1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed, sliced into 12 pieces

1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 egg white
1 tbs water

For the sauce, melt:
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 tbs all purpose flour
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbs capers
1 tbs each lemon zest and fresh lemon juice
1 tbs chopped fresh sage

Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from the element and broiler pan inside.

Pound the pork into 1/4 inch cutlets by placing between sheets of waxed paper. Combine the panko and cheese in a shallow dish. Whisk together egg white and water in a separate dish. Dip cutlets in egg white, then in panko mixture. Transfer cutlets to broiler pan, coat each with nonstick spray on both sides, and broil 3 minutes, flip, and broil 3 minutes more. Remove cutlets from oven.

For the sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1-2 minutes. Whisk in broth, then add capers, zest, lemon juice, and sage and cook sauce until smooth and thickened, about 6-10 minutes.
This dish was a big hit with both DSO and me. I prefer to make my own pork cutlets since using the tenderloin always results in tender, quick-cooking cutlets. The lemon caper sauce was really delicious (we even spooned some over the spaghetti squash I served with the pork). Since pork tenderloins generally come 2 to a package, I made another pound of cutlets and froze them for another night. When I shopped yesterday and saw them as a buy one, get one, I stocked up, so you can be sure we'll be enjoying this meal regularly. At 272 calories per serving, it's a great weeknight meal.


  1. I love the crust on your pork. It looks mouth-watering. Will definitely try this.

  2. Wow what a fabulous meal and photo!

  3. Lemon and capers always make my mouth water!

  4. Wonderful crust for broiling. I love, love, love lemon caper sauce!


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