Quick-Fix Nutty Turkey Cutlets

Test Kitchen professional Norman King shows how quick and easy it is to make this crunchy main dish.


At Southern Living, we think supper should be quick, easy, and delicious. Here's what's for supper. Hi, I'm Norman from the Southern Living Test Kitchen. And nutty turkey cutlets are what's for supper. These thin slices of turkey breast have just the right southern flair with a crispy pecan coating. The best part is they're a great alternative to chicken breasts. They're low in fat, high in flavor, and easy on your wallet. To make them is really simple. We start out by grinding together some pecans and some bread crumbs in a food processor. [SOUND]. Once it's finely ground, we'll set it aside in a pie plate. Now I'm gonna season my turkey cutlets. What I'll do is I'll just sprinkle it with a little bit of salt and pepper. This way we flavor the meat a little bit. And the next thing I want to do is season my flour as well, so I add some salt and pepper to this, and stir it together. So now I'll dredge the cutlets in a little bit of our seasoned flour. And be sure to go ahead and shake off the excess. Next into some lightly beaten egg and this is about two eggs. And finally into our pecan mixture. Now it's great to use tongs with these cuz this way you don't get your hands dirty at all and it's a lot faster. Now I'm gonna cook my turkey cutlets. First I make sure that my pan is hot. Then I go ahead and add some olive oil. Now one thing about turkey cutlets is that they're a great time saver. You're talking six minutes of total cooking time, that's three minutes per side. When cooking these, these cutlets will actually tell you when they're ready to flip. You're gonna hear a lot of sizzling going on in the pan and you're gonna start to smell this wonderful southern pecan aroma. That's when you go ahead and turn them over and they should be golden brown on the other side. [SOUND]. Wow, this looks amazing. It's a simple dish. It came together in only about 15 minutes. Now I just top it with a little bit of parsley and we're ready to go. Serve it with some wild rice and some steamed green beans and you've got a meal that's great any night of the week. For more recipes like this, and to find out what's for supper in our kitchens, pick up a copy of Southern Living magazine and visit southernliving.com.
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