Rating: 3.13 stars
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 3

Crunchy, tender, mustard-coated pork is a simple family-friendly meal. Serve it with our Creamy Corn and Saute of Peppers for a delicious dinner.

Everyday Food, April 2008

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss panko with oil. Bake, tossing once, until golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees.

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  • Meanwhile, one at a time, place chops between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a small heavy pan, pound to make 1/4-inch-thick cutlets.

  • Dividing evenly, coat pork with mustard; season with salt and pepper. One at a time, dip cutlets into panko, pressing firmly to adhere.

  • Place a rack on a rimmed baking sheet; place pork on rack, and bake, without turning, until opaque throughout, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Reviews (37)

79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2012
I was happy to find this recipe since I thought it would be like a Weight Watcher recipe that lost. Sad to say I didn't like this at all. I thought the mustard was too strong and the crumbs were too dry. I might try it again with a different mustard, mixing with mayo as another reviewer suggested, and using regular bread crumbs instead of the panko,skipping the pre-browning of the crumbs. If I call correctly, the WW recipe was crisp enough.
Rating: Unrated
08/14/2008
Hubbie loves anything pork and especially pork chops. The mustard was a subtle and tasty addition to the chops. I have been asked to keep this recipe handy and fix again.
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08/14/2008
Hubbie is a fan of anything pork and especially pork chops. The mustard was a subtle yet tasty addition to breaded chops. I have been asked to keep this recipe and fix often.
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Rating: Unrated
07/30/2008
We made these last March, along with the recommended sides, "Creamy Corn" and "Saute of Peppers." It was a delicious meal.
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07/13/2008
Add about 3 T. of dried onion soup mix to the panko crumbs and you get a nice additional flavor. If you like more of an onion flavor, add an additional amount.
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07/12/2008
One of the comments asked about using fish for this recioe. I do almost the same thing for salmon filets, usually cooks in about 20 minutes at same temperature. I have used panko and I have used toasted breadcrumbs that I season. Either way tastes very good and it aslo works with mahi mahi, although that takes about 25 to 30 minutes.
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Rating: Unrated
07/11/2008
The panko gave the pork chops a new taste. It's fun to try different coatings for our meats! We truly enjoyed them and the sauteed peppers. Made sun tea ;squeezed fresh oranges in it and poured over lots of ice. Made a warm Michigan day even more wonderful!! Thanks!!
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2008
I made these tonight and they were a hit! I substituted the Dijon mustard for an Indian mango and ginger chutney because I thought the mustard sounded a little boring. They cooked up so tender and perfect that my husband didn't need a knife!
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
CAN USE BBQ SAUCE IN PLACE OF MUSTARD
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07/07/2008
I also use Panko when making hamburgers and meatloaf.
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07/07/2008
Hi everyone i made these pork chops and they are DELICIOUS!!!! thankyou from sunny south africa
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06/10/2008
Love, love, love, this recipe! I used spicy brown mustard on my pork chops. My kids couldn't get enough. My son told me this the only way he will ever eat a pork chop again! I love good quick recipes. This is a keeper.
Rating: Unrated
04/30/2008
I found PANKO at one of these new Fresh
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04/07/2008
I tried this recipe again using babeque sauce instead of mustard. The panko kept the sauce from burning in the oven. I thought it was even better than using mustard.
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04/06/2008
I also made this recipe and it came out perfect! Watch the video of Martha making them to help you better understand how to cook them perfectly. The Italian panko breadcrumbs taste wonderful with this recipe.
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04/05/2008
I forgot to tell you, you can find Panko on the Japinesse ile at the store.
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04/05/2008
Yes you can add bread crumbs. I have and it's it's great. Use any bread crumbs. You'll be good to go. I just love the mustard.
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04/04/2008
can you use regular breadcrumbs? I can't find panko.
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04/01/2008
I made these and they came out fabulous!!! but instead of using pork I made them with chicken. Love panko breadcrumbs and the subtle taste that the dijon mustard brings.
Rating: Unrated
04/01/2008
I made these and they came out fabulous!!! but instead of using pork I made them with chicken. Love panko breadcrumbs and the subtle taste that the dijon mustard brings.
Rating: Unrated
03/30/2008
Best breaded pork cutlets! Rodger loves this one.
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03/29/2008
loved this recipe. panko is in the same isle as breadcrumbs and spices at the gro. store. Lvaughn
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03/27/2008
I made this tonight.....it is DELICIOUS!! I followed the recipe and it turned out great. The cutlets were so moist and tender. It was very easy and I liked the fact that I had all the ingredients on hand. Will definitely be making this again and I would also try the skinless, boneless chicken breast.
Rating: Unrated
03/27/2008
verry good! I used pork tenderloin made into cutlets and whole wheat panko. I will definitely make this often
Rating: Unrated
03/27/2008
This was DELICIOUS, but I burned the first batch of Panko! I set the time for five minutes to turn the panko mix, but it was already burned to a crisp and smoking! Also, I used 7 thin sliced boneless pork loin chops (just over a pound for all seven) and they cooked perfectly! My husband LOVED the mustard flavor, too.
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
Since we are all going to have to watch our pennies, I did a little research on the cost of panko after the welcome comment by cookinbigmama about using Rice Krispies. I found panko in our local supermarket for $2.99 for 3.5 oz. Couldn't find Rice Krispies, but did find generic rice squares for $2.99 for 15.6 oz. I will try both and report the difference, if any. Did anyone use skinless chicken? Or did it have the skin on?
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03/25/2008
You mentioned that this recipe could be used with chicken as well. How would Halibut work? Obviously, it doesn't need to be pounded out with a mallet, but how would the dijon mustard work on that? I would just hate to ruin a perfectly good piece of expensive fish.
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03/25/2008
I made this and have to admit , it is a great fast recipe. I have never cooked panko in the oven and was very plesantly surprised. I would suggest a couple alternatives. I would just filet the pork chop in half. Two smaller peices look much nicer on the plate than one gigantic slab. Next time, I will use homemade barbeque sauce instead of mustard. My chops were crunchy on both sides after cooking and the meat was moist and tender. I did use a rack.
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
a good coating is llite hellman's mayo with dijon mustard. also inexpensive panko crumbs are rice crispies put in blender or processor. a spicier coating is mayo mixed with wasabi and hot dog relish. i use the george foreman grill and it takes four minutes if you are in a hurry.
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03/25/2008
There is a Dijonaisse Mustard in the stores other wise you coulld try mixing reglar or lite mayonaisse with a bit of dijon mustard. Or you could try a light coating of ranch or creamy Italian salad dressing then the breadcrumbs. I also have used apricot preserves and honey wheat bread coarse crumbs baked the same way--also excellent.
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03/25/2008
This was great - crispy and flavorful. Note: 7 minutes was too long on the panko - they were almost burned; 4-5 minutes is about right.
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03/25/2008
I really don't like a lot of mustard, a little goes a long way for me. Any suggestions, maybe mayonaise with a little mustard mixed in? I like the idea of not using the egg and flour.
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2008
I made this tonight with chicken and it is wonderful! I added to it though, b/c I like big flavor! I added two roasted tomatoes to each breast and a slice of mozzarella (the last five min. on broil) IT WAS DIVINE! Careful on the salt, though, especially if you do this. You don't need much!
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2008
I can find them at Trader Joe's and also Safeway. They are sometimes in the baking isle or where the chinese/japanese food is located.
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03/24/2008
I'm also trying this recipe tonight, but using chicken because I have it ready to go. Will let you know how my husband likes it.
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03/24/2008
WHERE DO YOU FIND JAPANESE BREADCRUMBS (PANKO), I CAN'T FIND THEM?
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03/24/2008
I am goes to try this recipe and use chicken. I will let you how it tastes.