Crispy Pork Cutlets with Fresh Pear Sauce

This recipe was inspired by two classic dishes: Schnitzel, the crispy, thinly pounded cutlets so popular in Germany, and the classic all-American combination of pork, applesauce (or in this case, pear sauce), and sour cream. This recipe makes for a delicious and warming winter dinner, and it’s perfect served with a simple steamed or roasted vegetable – I highly recommend Brussels sprouts. Ingredients Pear Sauce 3 ripe USA Pears, such as Red Bartlett, Anjou, or Comice 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt Pork 4 pork cutlets, 4 – 5 ounces each Salt and freshly ground black pepper ½ cup flour 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup breadcrumbs Equal parts butter and olive oil for frying Directions For the pear sauce: Roughly chop two of the pears and place them into a saucepan over Continue reading

Pasta con Peras y Queso

Stumped about what to have for dinner tonight?  Try this quick and easy recipe – just pick up some fresh, new season USA Pears at the store – the yellow of a ripe Bartlett and bright red Starkrimson add beautiful color to this dish from Mexico! Pasta con Peras y Queso (Pasta with Pears and Cheese) Ingredients 2 USA Bartlett pears, ripe & chopped 2 USA Starkrimson pears, ripe & chopped 6 ounces penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese ½ cup cream ½ cup milk 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules Salt, chopped onion, garlic, and olive oil as desired to season pasta while cooking Directions Boil the pasta in water with some salt, onion, garlic, and a little olive oil.  When the pasta is al dente, drain the water and set pasta Continue reading