with braised apples and cabbage / buttered noodles
A creamy sauce, tart braised cabbage, and buttered pasta 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!
- 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, any gluten-free - 1/2 cup (sub almond meal)
- Eggs - 1
- Milk - 2 Tbsp
- Panko breadcrumbs, gluten-free - 1/2 cup (sub any gluten-free breadcrumbs)
- 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
- Noodles, gluten-free fusili - 8 oz (sub any fun gluten-free pasta shape)
- Butter - 1 Tbsp
- Noodles - Boil noodles according to package directions. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Garlic / Cabbage - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Make creamy Dijon sauce - Whisk together sour cream, lemon juice, and mustard. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- 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)
- Apples / Lemons - Prep as directed. (You can leave the skin on the apples.)
- 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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- 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.
- While cabbage is cooking, dip each pork cutlet into flour, then egg mixture, and finally breadcrumb mixture. Repeat until all cutlets are breaded.
- 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.
- If noodles were made ahead, reheat in the microwave and toss with butter (portion for the noodles). Season with some salt.
- Stir vinegar and maple syrup into finished cabbage and season with some salt.
- Serve pork with noodles, cabbage, and creamy Dijon sauce. Squeeze lemon wedges over everything. Enjoy!