cut·​let | \ ˈkət-lət How to pronounce cutlet (audio) \

Definition of cutlet

1 : a small slice of meat a veal cutlet
2 : a flat croquette of chopped meat or fish

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Recent Examples on the Web Buy now: $19, or Kikkoman panko Panko has infinite uses, and one of them is to make the coating for homemade Japanese fried chicken, shrimp, and pork cutlets. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Ways to Bring Japanese Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 23 Apr. 2020 If the bread hasn’t gone rock-solid, tear into pieces and pulse it in your food processor, then keep your fresh breadcrumbs in the freezer for topping a pan of mac and cheese or breading a chicken cutlet. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appétit, "How To Cook With What You Have," 2 Apr. 2020 Both flours have a medium level of protein, which makes either of them ideal for baking cakes, cookies, and piecrusts, thickening sauces and gravies, breading cutlets, and all of the usual suspects. Southern Living, "The Difference Between Bleached and Unbleached Flour," 2 Apr. 2020 Freeze with a piece of wax paper between each cutlet. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "8 Ways to Prepare Snow Goose Meat," 2 Apr. 2020 Dunk the chicken cutlets into the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumbs, coating evenly. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Jon Hinojosa’s Chicken Parmesan," 29 Jan. 2020 Katsu is a traditional Japanese dish, typically made with pork or chicken, in which a cutlet is pounded thin, breaded in panko, and deep-fried. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, "The Complete Guide to Cooking and Eating Venison Offal," 25 Nov. 2019 Make ahead: The cutlets can be made a day or two in advance and refrigerated. Becky Krystal, charlotteobserver, "Breaded chicken cutlets that can go in (or on) just about anything | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 Bracketing the meatball sub are a pair of sandwiches built around chicken cutlets, tender breast pounded thin, coated with crush breadcrumbs and pan-fried to a golden crisp. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here's what to order on Chris Bianco's new Italian-American menu at Pane Bianco Van Buren," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cutlet

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cutlet

French côtelette, from Old French costelette, diminutive of coste rib, side, from Latin costa — more at coast

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The first known use of cutlet was in 1682

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1 May 2020

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“Cutlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cutlet

: a small, thin slice of meat
chiefly British : chopped vegetables, nuts, etc., that are pressed together into a flat shape, covered with bread crumbs, and fried in oil


cut·​let | \ ˈkət-lət How to pronounce cutlet (audio) \

Kids Definition of cutlet

1 : a small thin slice of meat
2 : meat, fish, or vegetables pressed into a flat piece, covered with bread crumbs, and fried in oil

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