Breakfast Pork Cutlets with Poached Eggs combine the savory delight of seasoned, breaded pork with the delicate texture of poached eggs. This dish is a wonderful way to start your day with a protein-rich, satisfying meal that’s both flavorful and elegant.


For the Pork Cutlets:

  • 4 boneless pork cutlets (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Poached Eggs:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Salt for seasoning

For Garnish:

  • Fresh parsley or chives, chopped


  1. If the pork cutlets are thick, use a meat mallet to pound them to an even 1/2-inch thickness.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs with the milk.
  4. Place the breadcrumbs in a third shallow dish.
  5. Dredge each pork cutlet in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Then dip into the egg mixture, and finally coat with the breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom.
  7. Once the oil is hot, add the breaded pork cutlets. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Remove the pork cutlets from the skillet and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  9. To poach the eggs, bring a pot of water to a gentle simmer and add the white vinegar. Crack each egg into a small bowl and gently slide it into the water. Cook for about 4 minutes for a soft yolk, or longer if you prefer a firmer yolk.
  10. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Season with a pinch of salt.
  11. Serve each pork cutlet with a poached egg on top. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 400-450
  • Fat: 20-25g
  • Carbohydrates: 20-25g
  • Protein: 35-40g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 4

Breakfast Pork Cutlets with Poached Eggs is a sophisticated yet simple dish, perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. The crisp, flavorful cutlets paired with the delicate, creamy poached eggs create a delightful contrast in textures and flavors. This dish is sure to impress and satisfy any breakfast cravings!

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