My Goals and Discoveries
Thin, tender chicken
Pounding chicken breasts ¼ inch thick ensures that they are tender and delicate.
Fine, puffy coating
Fine store-bought bread crumbs form a compact crust, and adding oil to the egg wash makes the coating slightly elastic. Bathing the cutlets in oil enables the breading to trap steam, which causes the coating to puff away from the meat.
Safe frying method
A large Dutch oven filled with just 2 cups of oil means there’s plenty of headspace when agitating the pot, so the oil washes over the cutlets without spilling.