Crispy Spiced Pork Cutlets with Apple, Beet, and Cabbage Slaw

IMG_2677I’m actually really excited to write this post.  This was not only one of the best meals I’ve cooked in a long time, it was one of the best meals I’ve eaten.  Super fast and simple, yet it is an incredibly satisfying mixture of textures, flavors and temperatures.  If you are a vegetarian, make the slaw anyways.  It would be delicious on its own or as the salad part of another meal.

Pork

Crispy Spiced Pork Cutlets

-pork cutlets (very thin boneless pork chops, 2-3/person)

-1/2 cup flour

-1 teaspoon spicy paprika

-1 teaspoon cumin

-1 teaspoon chili powder

-salt and pepper

-1/2 tbsp butter

-1/2 tbsp olive oil

1.  Liberally salt and pepper the pork on both sides.

2.  Mix the flour, paprika, cumin and chili powder in a shallow bowl.  Douse the pork in the flour, coating both sides.

3.  Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat.  Add the pork.

4.  Cook until done and browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes/side.

 

Apple, Beet, and Cabbage Slaw

-1 medium sweet apple (like fuji), cut into matchsticks

-2 roasted and cooled beets*, cut into matchsticks

-1/4 head of cabbage, shredded

-2 tbsp mayonaise

-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

-1 tsp spicy dijon mustard

1.  Toss all ingredients together.  Taste and adjust seasonings.

2.  Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until flavors meld.

*To roast the beets (so sweet – my favorite method!), heat oven to 400 (200 celsius) and place beets in foil packet.  Place in oven and cook until tender, approximately 1-1.5 hours.  This can be done the day before.

 

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