Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pork Milanese with Creamy Caper and Lemon Sauce

I saved this in my "Recipe Box" on the Food Network's website because it looked pretty easy, light, and yummy. Coincidentally, this episode aired the day before I was planning to make it. I TiVo'ed and was blown away by how simple and FAST this really was to make.

I thought that the sauce tasted a bit too lemony; next time, I probably won't use a whole lemon. Also, there was WAY too much sauce; I will for sure halve the recipe or even make only a quarter of it. There was a TON left!

We both really liked this. Even Ryan, who I don't think has EVER eaten more than a bite or two of a pork chop, ate almost a whole one! Look:

Source: Giada diLaurentiis,


Creamy Caper and Lemon Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained and chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pork Milanese:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 thin-cut pork chops
For the Creamy Caper and Lemon Sauce: Combine the mascarpone and mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Slowly add the milk, stirring as you go, until all the milk is incorporated. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Set aside.

For the Pork Milanese: Combine the flour and the 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a shallow dish and stir together. Crack the eggs into another shallow dish and beat until combined. In a third shallow bowl, place the breadcrumbs. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Dip the pork, 1at a time first in the flour, then the eggs, then the bread crumbs. Warm the vegetable in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot place the breaded pork in the pan. Cook until golden and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the pork to a serving platter and serve with the sauce alongside.

1 comment:

  1. mmmm, I love a good lemony sauce. Odd, I know. The pics on this one are fabulous! LOVE the window in the background and the way you framed the food is quite nice! You are becoming quite the cooking photog. Not a bad combo!


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