Pork schnitzels with a nutty crust

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • 800g - pork fillet, silver membrane trimmed off
  • 125ml - flour
  • 5ml - lemon zest
  • 2 - eggs
  • 100g - salted crackers, crumbled
  • 125ml - mixed nuts, chopped
  • 30ml - grated Parmesan
  • - olive oil for shallow-frying
  • - a large knob of butter
  • - sweet potato mash and coleslaw, to serve
Nuts add wonderful crunch to the crumbed coating of this cheerful, quick dinner

1. Cut the pork into 8 equal pieces and carefully flatten each one with a meat mallet to form schnitzels.

2. Mix the flour and zest in a bowl (season with salt and pepper). Beat the eggs in a second bowl and mix the cracker crumbs, nuts and cheese in a third bowl.

3. Dip the schnitzels, one by one, first in the flour, then in the egg and lastly in the crumb mixture.

4. Heat a generous dash of oil and a knob of butter in a large pan and fry the schnitzels in two batches over medium heat until crispy. Because the meat is so thin, it won’t take more than 5 minutes per batch, but keep a close eye on the heat so the crumbs don’t burn before the meat is cooked. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and coleslaw. 

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