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Honey Lemon Schnitzel

These pork cutlets are coated in a sweet sauce with honey, lemon juice and butter. They're certainly good enough for company, but perfect for a quick weeknight meal, too. —Carole Fraser, North York, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pork sirloin cutlets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Mix flour, salt and pepper; sprinkle over both sides of cutlets. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add pork; cook until a thermometer reads 145°, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan.
  • Add lemon juice and honey to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add pork; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 291 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.

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  • jeriann424
    Jun 26, 2020

    I made this recipe as was written, other then to increase the sauce. I have made it 3 times, once with chicken. It is the best recipe in the shortest time I have ever made that was so good, Wonderful recipe! Thank you Carole.

  • kimmie6661
    Feb 13, 2020

    I really enjoyed this. I didn't use the pork sirloin cutlets. I used 2 large pork loin chops. I made it as directed, I thought it was a bit too sweet. I'll just cut back on the honey next time.

  • Naomie
    Feb 5, 2020

    Monkeyshines1 has it exactly correct. Both my parents were from Austria. AllisonO, yes it works well with chicken too. Typically I use pork, chicken or turkey as veal in my area is $25 per pound and up, if you can find it. This is fun riff on a traditional recipe, quick and easy to prepare. Certainly worth giving a try if one is looking for a different way to serve an animal protein. Thanks to Carole Fraser for submitting!

  • Monkeyshines1
    Oct 14, 2019

    No one said it was "old world", but it IS "schnitzel". According to WikipediaA schnitzel is meat, usually thinned by pounding with a meat tenderizer, that is fried in some kind of oil or fat. The term is most commonly used to refer to meats coated with flour, beaten eggs, and bread crumbs, and then fried, but some variants such as Walliser Schnitzel are not breaded. Originating in Austria, the breaded schnitzel is popular in many countries and made using either CHICKEN, VEAL (i.e. wiener), MUTTON, BEEF, TURKEY OR PORK, which this recipe calls for. It IS schnitzel and it IS good, Blondizsmilz.

  • Blondizsmilz
    Feb 6, 2019

    This is not an Old World recipe. I grew up in Germany and it was always made with veal until the late 80's when money was short for so many. Pork is not the original recipe.

  • debstamp
    Jun 4, 2018

    Quick, easy and very good flavor.

  • homemadewithlove
    Mar 16, 2018

    Quick and easy for weeknight dinner. Made 2 big pork cutlets. Served with brown beans and cornbread

  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 30, 2016

    Very good. Had to double the flour mixture to have enough for all the meat.

  • Pebs13
    Jan 26, 2016

    What a good dish for quick and easy!! The only change would be, as others mentioned, more flour mixture. We like the light batter, but it needs more to coat all the cutlets.

  • AllisonO
    Nov 6, 2015

    Fantastic and simple! The lemon and honey flavor perfectly compliments the light coating on the pork. It wasn't too sweet or too sour.My only change/suggestion would be to make more of the flour/salt/pepper mixture--maybe even double it--because most of it was used up after coating only two of the pork cutlets (though the size of the cutlets also makes a difference). I think the coating and sauce might be just as good when using chicken cutlets!