Pork Chop Milanese Recipe

Pork Chop Milanese Recipe
Staff Writer
Pork Milanese

Allison Beck

Pork Milanese

Whether you're cooking for your kids, or just yourself, this versatile dish can be dressed up or down, depending on your needs. For picky kids, choose pork cutlets, or butterfly a boneless pork chop and serve with warm applesauce. For a dressier version, possibly for a dinner party, pound a bone-in chop to about 1/2-inch thickness and serve with a simple spinach and sun-dried tomato salad, tossed with a Champagne vinaigrette.

Click here to see the Recipe SWAT Team: Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 1 ½ pounds, trimmed and butterflied
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, preferably panko
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

Season pork chops with salt and pepper. 

In a small bowl (that will fit a pork chop), combine breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper, and onion powder. Season well with salt and pepper and mix well.

Place beaten egg in another bowl of the same size.

Starting with the egg, dip each chop, making sure to fully coat it in egg and then let the excess drip off. Then dip the chop in the breadcrumbs, pressing down on both sides to fully coat the chop. Place chop on a clean plate and repeat until all chops are dredged.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add two tablespoons of the oil and heat until shimmering. Add two chops and cook until the crumbs are golden, about 3-4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining two chops.

Pork Chop Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pork Chop Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.