Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crispy Turkey Cutlets with Mushroom Gravy

 Do you ever get in the mood for cutlets?

Savoury medals of chicken, pork, or turkey fried to a golden crisp and served with a luscious gravy.

I know I do. Not only because this meal is absolutely delicious, but because it reminds me of  a lunch my grandmother used to make on the farm way back when, when "lunch" was dinner, and "dinner" was supper and... I'm dating myself.

It's also very quick and easy to put together for a weeknight dinner which is what I did last night to rave reviews from my husband.

Stay tuned in January for my annual dive into "healthier" fare (aka "Hibernation season is over, it's time to get moving lady!") But until then, I hope you enjoy some of these comfort classics that I've dressed up a little with my own twists. 

December always has me thinking warm and happy thoughts about my grandparents and the connections we continue to make through our traditions and recipes.

xoxoxo

Love out ;)

Crispy Turkey Cutlets with Mushroom Gravy
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 Ingredients

Cutlets
  • 4 turkey cutlets
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons herbes de provence or poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Mushroom Gravy
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
Directions 

Pre-heat oven to 200.
  1. Place the turkey cutlets on a clean, flat, surface area and cover with plastic wrap. Using the back of a small skillet, give the plastic-covered cutlets a good pounding -- you want them about a 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick.
  2. Set up three shallow dishes: In one dish, combine 1 cup flour and poultry seasoning or herbes de provence. In the other, whisk up the eggs and milk. In the final, combine the panko breadcrumbs, salt, and garlic powder. Dip the cutlets into the seasoned flour, then into the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with the rest of the turkey cutlets. Refrigerate and set aside. 
  3. Preheat a large, skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, and add the mushrooms. Sautee until until they are golden brown on both sides and have released their water.
  4. When the mushrooms are golden brown, move them to one side of the skillet and add the butter.When the butter melts, add the garlic and flour, and cook about a minute. Add the balsamic, allowing it to slightly reduce, then the chicken stock. Stir until until thick and creamy, set to low and keep warm until ready to serve. 
  5. Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cooking in batches to avoid crowding the pan, add the breaded cutlets and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until nice and golden brown on each side. When the first batch is done cooking, place them in the oven to keep them warm and crispy.
  6. Serve with mushroom gravy.
     

7 comments:

  1. Look at all those gravy coated mushrooms-heavenly! This is a well balanced comfort meal with fresh green beans. My hubby calls lunch "dinner" and dinner "supper" since he works with several countrified men from Texas. It's a southern thing I guess. Your "supper" looks delicious! There's nothing better than a crispy protein and mashed potatoes.

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  2. OK. This sounds incredibly delicious!!!!!

    And in answer to your first question: Yes. Yes, I do.

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  3. Don't feel bad! Lots of people still call lunch "dinner" around here!

    And I do get in the mood for cutlets. Love that they cook quickly.

    I like the balsamic vinegar in the gravy. Wouldn't have thought of that.

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  4. I'm always in the mood for a cutlet - we eat a lot of chicken breast cutlets. These look terrific, especially the gravy. I never think to buy turkey cutlets, so many thanks for the idea.

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  5. LYNDS...

    AS ALWAYS, IT LOOKS TO DIE 4 AND IF THE POOL BOI GIVES IT A TWO THUMBS UP, IT'S GOTTA B A WINNER.

    THE MUSHROOMS, IN MY BOOK ANYWAY, R OVER THE MOON, AND THE BALSAMIC VINEGAR IS ALSO A FAVE OF MINE.

    TOWANDA, BABY!

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  6. Mushroom gravy, crispy cutlets. A perfect comfort meal! I remember when it was called supper and then we would sit on the davenport and watch TV.

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  7. Yum! I love turkey. This is a must try.

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