This recipe is for OAMC; you can reduce the amount very easily. I tried to measure the best I could as well as give prep and cook times. The oil should be about 2 inches deep in whatever pan you use to fry the cutlets in. If I have leftover coating mix I use it to make homemade onion rings. It is best to set up an assembly line when making this and get all the cutlets breaded before starting to fry because the frying process does not take long. Depending on how fast your oil gets dirty you might have to change it before all the cutlets are cooked.