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Pretzel-Crusted Pork Cutlets with Mustard Sauce

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Pretzels are an unexpectedly delicious crunchy coating for baked pork chops. To crush the pretzels, place in a large sealable plastic bag and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a small skillet or pulse in a food processor until coarsely chopped.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4center-cut boneless pork chops (1-1 1/4 pounds total), trimmed
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8teaspoon salt
  • 1/3cup all-purpose flour
  • 1large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3cups mini pretzels, crushed
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2tablespoons whole-grain mustard

Instructions

  1. Place a wire cooling rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Place pork chops on a large cutting board. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to about 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Place flour, egg and pretzels in three separate shallow dishes. Dredge the cutlets in flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg, letting excess drip off, then press into pretzels. Generously coat one side of the cutlets with cooking spray.
  3. Remove the heated pan from the oven. Put the cutlets, sprayed-side down, on the rack. Coat the second side generously with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 12 minutes.
  4. Combine yogurt and mustard in a small bowl. Serve with the pork.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 250kcal
Carbohydrate Total 17g
Total Sugars 1g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 1g
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 491mg
Protein 23g
Potassium 308mg
Calcium 42mg
Folate 65mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 7mg