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Seared Pork Cutlets with Sage & Apples

By Jason Fung, MD

Seared Pork Cutlets with Sage & Apples

About This Recipe 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...
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Calories 1677 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 apples small and tart
  • lb pork cutlets 6-8 cutlets
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 anchovies
  • 12 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

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 & Apples
Amount per Serving
Calories
1677
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
89
g
137
%
Saturated Fat
 
29
g
181
%
Cholesterol
 
519
mg
173
%
Sodium
 
558
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
3156
mg
90
%
Carbohydrates
 
56
g
19
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
38
g
42
%
Protein
 
158
g
316
%
Vitamin A
 
896
IU
18
%
Vitamin C
 
22
mg
27
%
Calcium
 
112
mg
11
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Mediterranean
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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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