Crispy Pork Schnitzel Sandwiches

Crispy Pork Schnitzel Sandwich
Rather than eggs, this pork is coated in mustard before breading to give it a tangy bite.Farideh Sadeghin

While I was in New Orleans producing a story on gumbo, chef Donald Link gave me a copy of his cookbook, Down South. I've been combing through it and cooking from its pages ever since. His pork schnitzel is a recent favorite of mine; when I saw that he was coating the pork in mustard as opposed to eggs, I knew it was going to be something special. You can serve it alongside any number of things, but I like to top it with capers (love that brine!) and a slice of Swiss cheese on a sandwich. Arugula adds a nice peppery bite that works in tandem with the mustard on the pork. It's so good, it'll win you friends and favors: When I tested the dish in our office, senior editor Sophie Brickman told me, "That sandwich was incredible. Thank you. I'll do anything you want me to forever and ever." Make sure you use its power for good.