Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork)

Another breaded pork recipe, this time it’s Italian..Ole!! :D It’s basically the same with the tonkatsu and schnitzel (German breaded pork ), the addition of oregano and nutmeg makes it Italian (I guess..)   A squeeze of lemon is just what it needs but you can serve it with any sauce/gravy that you like by adding white/red wine to the pan (see recipe); I recently tried using orange vodka for the sauce, it came out sweet and a little tangy because of the lemon juice..delicious! I will make more gravysauce next time.

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Of course, if you have some simple tomato/marinara sauce that will definitely go really well with this dish…promise! :)

Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork)
Recipe type: Main, Pork
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4-5
 
Crunchy, delicious pork cutlets
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pork cutlets (1/4 inch thick)
  • salt and black ground pepper
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1-2 ounces cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • cooking oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat frying pan with cooking oil about over medium heat. Season the cutlets with salt and pepper. Prepare three shallow bowls. In one bowl, put flour, season with salt and pepper.
  2. In the second bowl, addd egg, season with lightly season with salt and pepper, add cheese and nutmeg. In the last bowl, mix the panko with oregano and nutmeg. Line a platter with paper towels.
  3. Dredge the seasoned cutlets in the flour, tapping off the excess, then dip them in the egg, allowing any excess to drip back into the bowl. Finally, coat the cutlets with the panko mixture, pressing to help the crumbs stick.
  4. Fry the cutlets over high heat, turning once, until crisp, golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes total. Drain the pork on paper towels and serve at once with lemon wedges or make a sauce by draining off excess oil from the pan.
  5. Deglaze it with white wine, vodka or beer; add some water or chicken stock, bring mixture to a boil and scrape off any bits that's at the bottom of the pan; season with salt and pepper, squeeze some lemon juice and add a pat of butter to finish.
  6. Strain over the pork milanese or into a small bowl and serve on the side.

Have a nice day.. enjoy each day as it comes! GOD Bless!!

2 Responses to "Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork)"

  1. Tiara Karel   August 31, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I read your site all the time and I just thought I’d say keep up the good work!

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  2. Belinda @zomppa   August 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Such a hearty dish. Just seems so comforting and flavorful!

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