Definition of cutlet in US English:

cutlet

noun

  • 1A portion of sliced meat breaded and served either grilled or fried.

    • ‘When the Moscow pork cutlet my friend had ordered eventually arrived it resembled a huge chicken Kiev on a bed of vegetables.’
    • ‘Mix well together bread crumbs, herbs, parsley, shallot, lemon-peel, and seasoning in the above proportion, and cover the cutlets with these ingredients.’
    • ‘Kangaroo was on the menu in one restaurant, ostrich in another and, wait for it, another was serving cutlets of crocodile.’
    • ‘The meal was light: a marinated venison cutlet with potato slices and a single glass of wine.’
    • ‘To serve, divide mushroom-sauce mixture evenly over turkey cutlets.’
    • ‘The meat of this clam is often sliced into cutlets and fried while the siphon is often skinned and then ground in a food processor or chopper and used in chowders.’
    • ‘I am bracing myself to hear about his chili or chicken cutlets.’
    • ‘A main course is traditionally composed of boiled potatoes, boiled vegetables such as green beans and cauliflower, and fried meat such as meat balls, cutlets, or roast pork served with brown gravy.’
    • ‘Pork cutlets may have killed Mozart… another good reason to be vegetarian!’
    • ‘Many of the dishes originate well west of the Caucasus, with German sausages, Austrian pork cutlets and Italian pastas just a few of the non-Russian dishes on offer.’
    • ‘The katsudon is a deep-fried and breaded pork cutlet served with a sauce that has a dark, rich flavour somewhat like a tangier steak sauce.’
    • ‘So, without preconceptions, this is a brisk, well-balanced, fruit forward, but still avowedly savoury wine, that would be a piquant pairing with the crisp, dry snap of well grilled salmon cutlets - a texture lost in pan frying.’
    • ‘Here in Montreal the more health-conscious butchers have been selling ostrich in marinated brochettes, sausages and cutlets for years.’
    • ‘The pork cutlets also looked good, although the shashlik I ordered was strangely cold.’
    • ‘Table 19 were waiting for their main course; pork cutlets in a special sauce served with vegetables in season.’
    • ‘My favourite luxury dish would be a pork cutlet with olives, dates and fennel that I serve in my restaurant.’
    • ‘My chicken cutlets are made with bread crumbs, garlic, Romano cheese and basil and dipped in egg batter.’
    • ‘If you only eat tempura and fried pork cutlet, that can be bad.’
    • ‘I wanted some pork cutlets with a mushroom sauce; tartar made from white fish for 5.50 leva, chicken Roulade and Shashlick from lamb meat at 7.90 leva.’
    • ‘My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw that dinner for the evening was to consist of rough hewn pork, corn on the cob, a messy cabbage-type salad and what I presumed were beef cutlets.’
    1. 1.1 A flat croquette of minced meat, nuts, or pulses, typically covered in breadcrumbs and fried.
      • ‘Leftovers from roast dinners could be used up, cold with relishes or made into pies or minced into cutlets and meatballs.’
      • ‘And a nut cutlet need never even pass your lips.’
      • ‘Lunch is a hot meal, with soup, potatoes, macaroni, rice or buckwheat kasha, ground meat cutlets, and peas or grated cabbage.’
      • ‘Gone are the days when chestnut cutlets or Brussels sprout pie were the only options for vegetarians at Christmas dinner.’
      • ‘Non-veg varieties like kebabs, tikkas, chops and meat-filled cutlets have a huge fan following.’
      • ‘On a more negative note, Russian cuisine leaves a lot to be desired - cabbage soup, carrot cutlets, disgusting desserts etc.’
      • ‘The second dish was banana shrimp cutlets, followed by a Thai-styled pineapple chicken displayed inside a hollowed-out pineapple.’
      • ‘Sounds like the part-time vegetarians have been hasty in giving up their nut cutlets.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from French côtelette, earlier costelette, diminutive of coste ‘rib’, from Latin costa.

Pronunciation

cutlet

/ˈkətlət//ˈkətlət/