Breakfast Pork Cutlets


How long has it been since a new breakfast meat was introduced to the public? If you like breakfast sausage, or chicken fried steak, or pork chops with your eggs, then you're going to love these, since they were inspired by all three.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


Spice Mix:

  • 1/4 teaspoon whole fennel seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried poultry seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  • 2 (6-8-ounce) boneless center cut pork chops, trimmed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Crush fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle; transfer to a small bowl. Stir in black pepper, poultry seasoning, nutmeg, garlic powder, and cayenne; set aside.

  2. Make several shallow vertical cuts through fat on edges of each pork chop. Place each chop between 2 pieces of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thick using a meat pounder or heavy flat object. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Season both sides of chops with salt; sprinkle both sides with spice mix. Rub or brush each side of chops with about ? teaspoon maple syrup.?

  4. Sprinkle each chop on one side with breadcrumbs; press in firmly. Turn over and repeat.

  5. Heat olive oil and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat.?Pan fry pork cutlets, turning once, until meat is no longer pink at the center and edges are browned and crisp, about 2 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Top your pork chops with a soft-boiled egg and pickled onions if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
30g Fat
25g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1232mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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