Calgary NW (Wed) & Calgary ALL (Saturday) Order Deadline Sunday! Gluten Free Breaded Pork Cutlets Recipe

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Comfort Food …

Pork Cutlets

Gluten-Free Breaded Pork Cutlets

Using heritage breed pigs like Berkshire, Duroc, Large Black and Tamworth ensures our pork is well marbled and delicious. One of my family's favourite meals on TK Ranch are breaded pork cutlets.

Almost everyone is gluten intolerant in my family so I have to get creative to give these cutlets a crunchy coating. To cheat a little, I buy plain organic rice crackers (not rice cakes!) and crush them into crumbs using a rolling pin.

I place the crumbs in a shallow pan and add a bit of gluten free flour (equal portions to the crumbs), some garlic powder, black pepper, finely ground sea salt, sweet basil and mix well. I then crack a couple of our home-raised eggs into a bowl and beat them gently. Once thawed, I take the cutlets out of their packaging and pat them dry, then dip them into the egg wash. From there I lay the cutlets into the crumbs  and press them gently to get as much coating on them as possible, then turn them over to coat the other side.

Once coated, I transfer the "breaded" cutlets into a pre-heated frying pan with melted butter and cook them on medium heat until well browned on both sides. To finish the cooking process I place the cutlets into a 350 F oven for 40 minutes while I prepare the rest of the meal.

This is definitely comfort food on a chilly fall evening! Especially when served with mashed potatoes and honey-glazed carrots (not to mention warm apple crisp for dessert!).

Pork Back Bacon

Nitrite-Free Pork Back Bacon

Perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings, our delicious nitrite-free back bacon is ideal when paired with our fresh soy-free eggs. This premium product is cut from the loin, then smoked for several hours to give it a wonderful smoky flavour. This is what I consider breakfast comfort food taken up a notch. 🙂

Soy Free Pasture Raised Eggs

Soy-Free Winter Eggs!

In true TK Ranch fashion, our hens are never fed soy, antibiotics, animal by-products or GMOs. We have just moved our hens from pasture to their winter quarters — a large 1928 hip-roofed barn that has been retro-fitted with windows, insulated metal panels, heaters and lights to keep our birds content for the long winter. Our hens have access to a large outdoor pen where they can enjoy the warm fall sun and fresh air until the snow flies — then most won't want to venture outside because they dislike walking in the snow (and I am just too busy to knit them all winter booties). This is a seasonal reality in Alberta and we do our very best to give our hens the most ethical living conditions possible.

Our soy-free eggs are available at our regular pick-up locations. $8/doz for extra large, $7/doz for large, $6/doz for medium and $5/doz for small and $3/doz for itty bitty pullet eggs that are great for kids lunches.

If you have already placed an order and want to add to it, you can either:

  • Place another order and we will combine them when we fill the orders for that week, or;
  • If what you would like to add is less than our minimum order ($50), please contact us and we will update your order and send you a confirmation email.

If there is something you would like that is "out of stock" on the website, please put a note in the comments section of your order (include the item name and number you would like). If we receive the item before we fill your order, we will happily add it for you. 🙂

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Calgary NW

WED Nov 2nd
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Calgary ALL
SAT Nov 5th
Order cut-off is SUNDAY!

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