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Seared Pork Cutlets with Sage and Apples

By Jason Fung, MD

Seared Pork Cutlets with Sage and Apples

This dish comes together quickly but its elegant presentation suggests otherwise, making it a good choice for a special dinner. Be sure to give the cutlets a good pounding to tenderize them before they are cooked—don’t be gentle. I like to sip on apple cider vinegar diluted in really cold water while I cook. Sounds...
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 420 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tart apples small
  • 1 1/2 lb pork cutlets (6–8 cutlets)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 anchovies
  • 12 sage leaves
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Core and cut apples into eighths but don’t peel them. Pound pork cutlets to 1/2-inch/1 cm thickness using a meat tenderizer. Peel and smash garlic.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add apples, season with a pinch of cinnamon and salt and pepper, and cook for 12–15 minutes, turning every so often, until apples have softened but not turned into applesauce. Transfer apples and their cooking juices to a bowl.
  • In the same skillet, cook 11/2 tablespoons of olive oil with 3 garlic cloves, 2 anchovies, 6 sage leaves, and a liberal grinding of black pepper for about 30 seconds. Add half the cutlets and cook for 2 minutes per side, until deep brown in places. Transfer cooked cutlets to a platter and keep warm. Repeat with remaining olive oil, garlic, anchovies, sage leaves, and cutlets.
  • Return the same skillet to medium heat, add vinegar, and stir for about 2 minutes to pick up any brown bits from bottom of pan and reduce liquid slightly, just until starting to thicken. Gently stir this mixture into the apples.
  • To serve, arrange pork cutlets on a serving platter. Carefully place apples on top and drizzle cooking juices over everything.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Seared Pork Cutlets with Sage and Apples
Amount per Serving
Calories
420
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
130
mg
43
%
Sodium
 
140
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
789
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
40
g
80
%
Vitamin A
 
227
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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