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Pistachio encrusted pork loin cutlet with cream sauce

Pistachio Encrusted Pork Schnitzel with Cream Sauce

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: serves 3-4 1x


Pistachio encrusted pork loin cutlets pan-fried and served with a Dijon, lemon and thyme cream sauce.  Elevate your schnitzel game to the next level. #porkrecipes #schnitzel #lemon #pistachio


Pork Cutlets
  • 400500 g (1418 oz) Pork loin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup (120g) flour
  • 1 cup (120g) plain breadcrumbs
  • 240g (~4oz) pistachios
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Dijon, Lemon and Thyme Cream Sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 34 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 100ml (~3.5oz) white wine
  • 200ml (~7oz) cream
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • salt
  • pepper


Pork Cutlets
  1. Remove the pistachio nuts from their shells and crush them into pieces using the edge of your knife or the back of the spoon.
  2. Combine the crushed nuts with plain breadcrumbs and mix thoroughly.
  3. Cut pork into 3-4 equal pieces.
  4. Using the back of a clever or a meat hammer, hammer the pieces of pork until about 0.5 cm/0.5 in thin.
  5. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  6. Take seasoned pork cutlets and first dip in flour, then beaten egg, then pistachio/breadcrumb mix.
  7. Heat a generous amount of oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  8. When oil is hot, add breaded pork cutlets to oil one at a time and fry until golden brown on each side.
  9. Remove from oil and place on serving dish.
Dijon, Lemon and Thyme Cream Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tbsp of butter on medium heat.
  2. Add shallots, garlic and thyme and cook until soft shallots are soft and the mixture is fragrant.
  3. Add white wine and cook until reduced by a quarter.
  4. Add cream, 1 tbsp Dijon and 1 tsp lemon zest and whisk together.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes until all the flavors have mixed together and sauce is bubbly.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: pan frying
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: Pork cutlet, schnitzel, pistachio, lemon, thyme, cream sauce, pork loin