For the past year and a half I have been going around to Ontario Early Year Centres delivering different cooking demonstrations including one on Easy & Healthy Recipes for the Whole Family, Healthy Meals on a Budget and Kid Friendly Meals. In all of these presentations I have showed many different meal ideas but, Quick Pork Parmesan seems to be a favourite at every cooking demonstration due to taste and the fact that it can be cooked in 20 minutes or less! Kids and adults alike love this recipe for those exact two reasons- who doesn’t want an easy meal that the whole family loves? Give it a try tonight for dinner. To make this a balanced meal, serve with whole wheat pasta, a side salad and a glass of milk. Enjoy!
Quick Pork Parmesan
Yield: Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
1 lb (500 g) Ontario pork leg, cutlets or boneless fast-fry chops (any loin cut really)
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (60 mL) Water
3/4 cup (175 mL) Seasoned dry breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Olive oil
1 cup (250 mL) Spaghetti/pasta sauce
1/2 cup (125 mL) Mozzarella cheese, grated or shredded
1/2 cup (125 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated
- Using a meat mallet, pound Pork to 1/4-inch thickness (if thicker than 1/4 inch/6 mm). Combine egg and water and dip Pork into mixture; coat with breadcrumbs.
- In a large non-stick fry pan, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. Brown Pork about 2-3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low. Gently pour spaghetti sauce over Pork and sprinkle with grated cheeses. Cover and heat for about 3 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce is hot. Serve with egg noodles and green beans or asparagus.