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Pork Cutlets
with braised apples and cabbage / buttered egg noodles

Active: 50 min Total: 50 min

A creamy sauce, tart braised cabbage, and buttered noodles add flavor and texture to breaded pork in this cozy meal, which was last featured in 2017. Enjoy it with a beer and celebrate Oktoberfest at home!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Pork Cutlets:
  • Sour cream - 1/3 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Pork tenderloin - 1 lb, sliced at a bias
  • Lemons - 1/2, wedges
  • Flour, all-purpose - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 1
  • Milk - 2 Tbsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
Braised Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Apples:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Cabbage, red - 16 oz, thinly sliced
  • Apples, any type - 1, diced
  • Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
Buttered Noodles:
  • Noodles, egg - 8 oz (sub any fun pasta shape)
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Noodles - Boil noodles according to package directions. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Cabbage - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Make creamy Dijon sauce - Whisk together sour cream, lemon juice, and mustard. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Pork - Slice into 3/4” / 1.9 cm thick cutlets. Place each cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pound with a tenderizer until roughly half as thick, like this video for chicken. Season on both sides with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Apples / Lemons - Prep as directed. (You can leave the skin on the apples.)
  6. Prep breading stations - Put flour into one container or plate. In another container whisk eggs and milk with some salt and pepper. In a third container or plate combine breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.

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Make

  1. Cook cabbage by heating a saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter (portion for the cabbage) and then garlic and apples to melted butter. Saute for ~2 minutes before adding cabbage with a pinch of salt. Saute for another 14 to 16 minutes, until cabbage is tender.
  2. While cabbage is cooking, dip each pork cutlet into flour, then egg mixture, and finally breadcrumb mixture. Repeat until all cutlets are breaded.
  3. Heat a skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat. Add oil and then cutlets to heated oil (do this in batches and / or add some additional oil as needed). Cook for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side, transferring to a plate when cooked through.
  4. If noodles were made ahead, reheat in the microwave and toss with butter (portion for the noodles). Season with some salt.
  5. Stir vinegar and maple syrup into finished cabbage and season with some salt.
  6. Serve pork with noodles, cabbage, and creamy Dijon sauce. Squeeze lemon wedges over everything. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (28)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (11)

33 reviews

Love this cabbage, I think I’d prefer chicken over pork , more seasoning in the breading.

By: Susan
Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was good. I think we prefer zippier flavors, so this isn't a favorite but was a nice way to mix things up

By: Markell
Posted: Oct 25, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

noodles were a little bland but everything else was good. Made the sauce but forgot to serve it!

By: James
Posted: Oct 24, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great all the way around. I would replace the noodles with actual spaetzle next time if I had time to make it.

By: justen
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! We loved this. The cabbage with apples was especially tasty.

By: Kelley
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

5 stars for the cabbage, 3 for the stroganoff. There have been more flavorful recipes for veggie stroganoff on CookSmarts previously. It was fine, maybe needed to cook the mushrooms even longer, but overall not amazing. That cabbage though...yum!

By: Angela
Posted: Oct 22, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
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