do you like to cook dinner?
or is it your least favorite job as a mom?
i remember sitting at a home kitchen party and hearing the women around me complaining about how much they hate to cook, and that's when i realized i did not.
i liked it.
i like cooking for my family.
it really does make me happy.
BlogHer asked if i would try out a recipe from Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise and Bobby Flay.
of course the answer was yes.
i read the recipe and thought "hmm... i don't think i have ever cooked with mayonnaise. how can that be?"
and "what are turkey cutlets?"
now i was on a mission:
find turkey cutlets and see what it's like to cook with mayonnaise.
i found the cutlets.
they have probably always been there, but i had never heard of them.
and i grabbed the Hellmann's and got busy.
i mixed the mayonnaise and mustard and seasoning together with a whisk.
then brushed both sides of the cutlets with the mixture.
next, i dipped the turkey into a bowl of bread crumbs and seasonings.
i made sure it was completely coated.
then in my skillet with heated canola oil, i added the turkey.
i cooked it for 3 minutes on one side and then flipped it for another 2-4 minutes, until it was crispy & cooked all the way through.
oh my goodness...my kitchen was smelling SO GOOD at this point.
that is something i love about cooking too,
filling the house with the smell of our favorite foods.
i love hearing my kids walk in and sniff and say "ARE WE HAVING LASAGNA??!!" with a big smile.
while the turkey was cooking, i started on some potatoes.
and some asparagus on the inside grill on my cooktop.
just recently my friend taught me how to make it this way...i am so grateful.
and in 15 minutes...this meal was ready.
i couldn't believe it.
i tasted the turkey...a bit unsure since i had never had it before. (i have had turkey, just not turkey cutlets.)
A Bobby Flay Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes 4 servings
2 cups panko or plain dried bread crumbs
3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup Hellmann'sÆ or Best FoodsÆ Real Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
4 turkey cutlets (about 1/2 inch thick)
4 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
Combine bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper in large shallow dish; set aside.
Combine Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, mustard and poultry seasoning with wire whisk in small bowl and season, if desired, with salt and pepper.
Season turkey, if desired, with salt and pepper. Brush 1 side of each turkey cutlet with mayonnaise mixture, then coat in bread crumbs.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium- high heat and cook 2 turkey cutlets, bread side down, 3 minutes or until golden brown and a crust has formed. Turn over and cook an additional 2 minutes or until turkey is thoroughly cooked. Repeat with remaining oil and turkey.
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