Pork Cutlets with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce
This simple, elegant meal will make your family feel like they are eating in a fine French restaurant (even though the meal only took 15 minutes to make)!
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 4 thin pork cutlets or use turkey cutlets or thin steaks, cut crosswise into 2 pieces
- 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper or to taste
- 2 shallots finely chopped
- 8 oz. sliced cremini or white button mushrooms
- 1/4 cup sherry
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
- In a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, melt 1/2 the butter over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper, and add it to the skillet.
- Cook it for 2 – 3 minutes per side until it is lightly browned (don’t overcook or it will get rubbery). Remove the pork to a plate and set it aside.
- Melt the remaining butter in the skillet, and add the shallots. Let them cook for 1 minute until they are fragrant, and then add the mushrooms.
- Cook them for about 3 minutes until they start to brown and shrink, season them with salt and pepper, then add the sherry and mustard.
- Continue cooking for 2 – 3 more minutes, and then add the meat and its juices back to the pan. Serve it immediately.
Slow Cooker Directions
- Combine the salt, pepper, sherry and mustard in the slow cooker, and stir until the mustard has (mostly) dissolved. Add the shallots and mushrooms, then top with the pork cutlets. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours or on high for 4 - 5 hours. (Slow cooker cooking times may vary—Get to know your slow cooker and, if necessary, adjust cooking times accordingly.)
Do Ahead or Delegate: Cut and refrigerate the pork, chop the shallots, slice the mushrooms if necessary. Scramble Flavor Booster: Use spicy or grainy Dijon mustard in the sauce, and season the cutlets with extra black pepper. Tip: Avoid immersing mushrooms in water to clean them. They are like sponges and will absorb water if put in a bowl to soak. Some better alternatives are to clean them with a damp towel or a soft vegetable brush or run them briefly under water and dry them immediately. Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 310, Total Fat: 14g, 22%; Saturated Fat: 5g, 25%; Cholesterol: 115mg, 38%; Sodium: 420mg, 18%; Total Carbohydrate: 3g, 1%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 41g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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