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Our easy holiday dinner begins on Saturday. If you're debating what to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas, be sure to check our menu!
So when company came to visit, I made Shawn's dish and it was a huge hit. If you love the combination of tomato sauce and melted cheese (and who doesn't?), you'll adore this dish. I doubled the sauce as Shawn recommends and served it over linguini.
The only problem I ran into was finding pork cutlets. I didn't expect that. A pork cutlet is a lovely boneless lean piece of pork that is almost oval. It's cut from the sirloin end of the loin. Unfortunately, my store didn't have any, so I went to my favorite cut of pork, the tenderloin, and cut it into medallions. It worked out fine.
Pork Cutlet Mornay
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (may need more depending on how much breading you like)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon water
2-8 oz can tomato sauce
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Dip pork cutlets into egg and then coat with bread crumbs. Melt oil; brown cutlets over medium heat. Add water and reduce heat. Cover and cook over low heat until done; about 30 minutes. Arrange cutlets in ungreased 13 x 9 baking dish (spoon in any sauce left in pan). Top each cutlet with 1 tablespoon tomato sauce (pour any remaining sauce in bottom of baking dish). Pour mornay sauce (below) on pork and sprinkle with cheese and paprika.
Set oven to 550 degrees. Cook until cheese is bubbly.
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt margarine in pan. Blend in flour salt, nutmeg and pepper. Cook over low heat; stirring constantly, until smooth. Immediately add in half-and-half and broth. Heat to boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
NOTE: I double the sauce recipe. We place the pork on pasta and top with sauce. Enjoy!
Everyone, even my picky eaters, loved this dish.