Lemon Pork with Mushrooms
TAKES: 30 min. MAKES: 4 servings
This is my family’s go-to healthy dish. You wouldn’t guess it’s good for you.
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
8 boneless thin pork loin chops (2 oz. each)
¹₄ tsp. salt
¹₈ tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
¹₂ lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Lemon wedges, optional
1. Place egg and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper; dip in egg, then coat with bread crumbs, pressing to adhere.
2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches, cook pork until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
3. Wipe pan clean. In same skillet, heat butter over medium heat; saute mushrooms until tender, 2-3 minutes. Stir in garlic, lemon peel and lemon juice; cook and stir 1 minute. Serve over pork chops. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
PER SERVING 331 cal., 15g fat (5g sat. fat), 109mg chol., 601mg sod., 19g carb. (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g pro.
Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat,
11/2 fat, 1 starch.