Cooking Solutions: How to Bread Cutlets

When breading cutlets, it’s easy for things to turn into a sticky mess. Learn how to coat ingredients evenly without creating a disaster.

Follow These Steps

  1. Arrange your ingredients from left to right in this order: the food you want to bread, flour, beaten eggs, and bread crumbs.

  2. Using your left hand—this one will stay dry—turn the chicken cutlets in the flour to coat both sides, then drop it into the bowl of egg.

  3. Using your right hand—this will be the wet one—lift the chicken from the egg, shake off the excess, then drop it into the bread crumbs. Using your dry left hand again, turn the chicken in the bread crumbs to coat both sides, tap off the excess, then place on a clean plate while you coat the rest of the cutlets.

  4. If you can’t keep track of which hand is which, you can always just put one hand behind your back. That way one hand will get messy but one hand will always stay clean in case the phone rings.