Crispy Parmesan Pork Cutlets

By August 1, 2023Recipes

These Crispy Parmesan Pork Cutlets are tender, juicy, and coated in a delightful combination of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. The coating adds a crunchy texture and a burst of flavour, making this dish a family favourite that’s quick and easy to prepare. Serve it with a squeeze of lemon for a delightful zesty touch.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 15  Minutes  | Serves 4


  • 4 pork loin cutlets, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Panko for extra crispiness)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Prepare the breading station: In three separate shallow dishes, place the flour in one, beat the eggs in the second dish, and mix the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in the third dish.
  2. Season the pork cutlets: Pat dry the pork cutlets with paper towels. Season both sides of the cutlets with salt and pepper.
  3. Coat the cutlets: Dredge each pork cutlet in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip the cutlet into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, press the cutlet into the breadcrumb mixture, ensuring an even coating on both sides. Place the breaded cutlets on a plate and let them rest for a few minutes to set the coating.
  4. Heat the oil: In a large skillet, add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom by about 1/4 inch. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches around 350°F (180°C).
  5. Fry the cutlets: Carefully add the breaded pork cutlets to the hot oil, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry each side for about 3-4 minutes or until the cutlets are golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C).
  6. Drain and rest: Once the cutlets are done, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Let them rest for a minute or two before serving.
  7. Serve: Serve the pork cutlets hot with lemon wedges on the side. They pair well with a variety of sides, such as mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your crispy and flavorful pork cutlets in just 30 minutes!