Pork Milanese

by Melissa on March 25, 2008

This is another fabulous recipe from Elly’s blog. I used pork chops instead of tenderloin since that is what we had, and made a few other minor changes. The pork was very good-  moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside, and the chunky tomato sauce added great flavor. We had this with Pecorino-Parmesan orzo, also from Elly.


Pork Milanese with Tomato Topping

  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 lb. (I used 4 boneless pork chops)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs( I used 3/4 cup Italian seasoned Panko)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan or pecorino
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

This works best if the tenderloin is very cold. Sticking it in the freezer for 10 minutes will help.

Combine the breadcrumbs and the grated cheese in a shallow bowl.

Slice the pork tenderloin into medallions that are approximately 1/2″ thick. Pound the medallions until they are about half as thick with a mallet or heavy-bottomed pan or object. I did not bother pounding the pork chops. Season with salt and pepper.

Dip the thin slices first into the beaten eggs and then into the breadcrumbs/cheese, coating all pieces.

Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat until hot.

Add breaded pork tenderloin to the hot oil and pan-fry until pork is done. This should only take about a minute or two per side since the pork is so thin. Set aside and keep warm. The pork chops took about 4-5 minutes per side.

Tomato Topping

  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 small onion,  diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Balsamic vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Basil (fresh is best but dried works)
  • Salt and pepper

In the same pan you cooked the tenderloin, add the onions to saute until translucent (add more oil if necessary). Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Deglaze the pan with the balsamic vinegar.

Stir in tomatoes and basil, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer (for as long as you want, really). Spoon over the pork tenderloin milanese


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Elly March 25, 2008 at 8:27 am

Looks great! Glad you liked it :)


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