Pork Cutlets In Air Fryer

Are you looking for a delicious and easy way to enjoy pork chops? Look no further than these crispy, air fryer pork cutlets! They are moist, tender, and juicy on the inside, with a golden-crispy breaded crust on the outside. In this article, we will share with you a unique recipe that will have you craving these mouthwatering pork cutlets every day.

Crispy Air Fryer Pork Cutlets

This is not your average pork chop recipe. We took our favorite baked breaded pork chop recipe and converted it for the air fryer, resulting in a dish that is even more delicious and crispy. With the air fryer, you can achieve that perfect breading without the need for deep frying. It’s a healthier and quicker alternative that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

If you’re new to air frying, this is a great recipe to start with. The technique is simple, and the results are fantastic. The air fryer gives these pork cutlets a beautiful golden-brown color and a satisfying crunch. Plus, you can customize the seasonings to suit your taste.

Ingredients and Cooking Process

To make these mouthwatering pork cutlets, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Pork Cutlets: We recommend using center-cut boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick.
  • Breading: Create a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, crushed cornflake crumbs, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Seasoning: Enhance the flavor with sweet paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and black pepper.

Here’s how to cook the pork cutlets in the air fryer:

  1. Season the pork cutlets with salt.
  2. Dip each cutlet in beaten egg, allowing the excess to drip off.
  3. Coat the cutlets in the breadcrumbs mixture, making sure to cover all sides.
  4. Spritz both sides of the cutlets with oil.
  5. Place the breaded cutlets in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  6. Air fry at 400°F for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
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Tips and Variations

  • When air frying, remember to flip the cutlets halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to allow proper air circulation and achieve that desired crispiness. Cook the cutlets in batches if needed.
  • If you’re allergic to eggs or prefer alternatives, you can use olive oil, mayo, or Dijon mustard to help the breading stick to the pork cutlets.
  • Cornflake crumbs can be found near breadcrumbs. If you can’t find them, you can crush corn flakes yourself as a substitute.
  • You can adapt this recipe to your liking by experimenting with different seasonings and dried herbs to switch up the flavors.
  • If you prefer bone-in pork chops or thinner cuts, you can still make this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to prevent overcooking.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with these delicious pork cutlets? Here are some side dish ideas to complement your meal:

  • A big green salad or kale salad
  • Peas and carrots
  • Air fryer butternut squash
  • Baked potato
  • Broccoli and orzo
  • Shredded Brussels sprouts
  • Smashed potatoes
  • Baked sweet potato

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long should I cook air fryer pork cutlets?
    Air fry the pork cutlets at 400°F for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  • Can I use bone-in or thinner pork cutlets?
    Yes, you can use bone-in pork cutlets or thinner boneless ones if you prefer. Just remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly to avoid overcooking.

Experience the Crispy Goodness with Pork Cutlets in Air Fryer

Now that you have the recipe at your fingertips, it’s time to indulge in the irresistible taste of these crispy air fryer pork cutlets. Don’t be surprised if they become a household favorite. They are quick to make, healthier than deep-fried alternatives, and bursting with flavor. Whether you’re new to air frying or a seasoned pro, this recipe is guaranteed to impress. So give it a try and savor the delectable satisfaction of perfectly cooked pork cutlets.

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