Nina says: “Rosemary and lemon are perfect partners when it comes to cooking and especially in meat recipes, it just works. Lamb chops, grilled to perfection on the braai, seasoned with rosemary and lemon are just delicious and even with pork chops, the flavour combination is perfect.”
Pork Schnitzels with Rosemary & Lemon
Serves 6 (some left for lunchbox)
6 big pork cutlets – I use the big leg chops and then remove the bone.
juice of 1 lemon
8 slices of white bread – day old is perfect
a handful of fresh parsley
a few sprigs of rosemary – remove the woody stems
2 cloves of garlic
zest of 2 lemons
Remove the excess fat off the pork chops (keep it for your bean stew), remove the bones and cut the meat in smaller pieces. With a wooden meat mallet, thin the meat until it is about 1 cm thick. Place in a glass dish, season lightly, drizzle with some lemon juice and then cover with the buttermilk. Leave for a couple of hours, overnight is always best.
Preheat oven to 180C
Place all the other ingredients in your food processor and make your flavoured crumbs. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. When you are ready to cook the schnitzels, remove the meat from the buttermilk, shaking off the excess and dip the meat cutlets into the breadcrumbs. Place on a greased oven pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the schnitzels have cooked and the crumbs are crisp and golden brown.
Serve with a few lemon wedges and some boiled potatoes with parsley butter. A green salad will work well too.
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