3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
2 cups onion, yellow
48 Pacific Northwest Canned Pear halves in juice, drained and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins, dark seedless
1-1/2 cup cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
24 x 4-ounce boneless pork chops
1 1/2 quarts panko crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
1/2 cup parsley, minced
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 cups seasoned all-purpose flour
12 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil, for frying
- In a large saucepot, heat butter over medium-high heat; add onion and sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pears and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Pour in vinegar, sugar, raisins, cinnamon, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook until pears begin to break down and mixture thickens. Remove from heat and keep warm.
- Pound pork chops until 1/4-inch thick. Hold.
- Season panko crumbs with Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper. Hold.
- Set up a standard breading preparation station: seasoned flour, eggs beaten with water, panko crumb mixture.
- Dip each pork cutlet in flour first, followed by the egg wash and then the panko mixture. Place on clean sheet pans and refrigerate until ready to cook (do not cover).
- In a large skillet, heat oil over a medium-high heat; in batches, fry each breaded cutlet on both sides until golden. Place on sheet pans. Heat in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes or keep warm until ready to serve.
- At service: Plate each crisp, hot cutlet with 1/4 cup Warm Pear Chutney.
Recipe courtesy of Pacific Northwest Canned Pears