Pork Cutlets and Fresh (Unsmoked) Ham Steaks

Flavorful Pork Cutlets and Fresh (Unsmoked) Ham Steaks can be prepared in a variety of ways. They cook quickly, so pay careful attention so that you don’t overcook them.

  • Pound thin for scaloppini.
  • Cut into cubes for kabobs or stir fry.
  • Cut into small pieces and add to chili, stew, or soup.
  • Use in almost any recipe that calls for pork chops.
  • Marinate and grill.
  • Substitute pork cutlets for boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

We found this simple recipe on epicurious.com. It’s from the August 2001 issue of Bon Appetit.

Cumin Dusted Pork Cutlets with Citrus Pan Sauce

Combine on a plate: 4 tablespoons flour, 4 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper. Coat 1 ½ pounds of pork cutlets (fresh ham cutlets or fresh ham steak) in mixture. Shake off excess. Heat 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add pork and sauté for about 3 minutes per side, until just barely cooked through. Don’t overcook! Transfer pork to serving plate, cover with foil to keep warm.Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to skillet. Add 3 or 4 minced garlic cloves and sauté for 10 seconds. Add ½ cup good quality orange juice and 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 or 3 lemons). Boil until slightly thickened (about 30 seconds). Pour sauce over pork and serve. Great with black beans, mangoes, orange wedges, rice.