Pork Milanese with Creamy Caper and Lemon Sauce

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The milanesa is a South American variation of an Italian dish where generic types of breaded meat fillet preparations are known as a milanesa. Its name reflects an original Milanese preparation, cotoletta alla Milanese, which is similar to the Austrian Wiener Schnitzel.

A milanesa consists of a thin slice of beef, chicken, veal, or sometimes pork, eggplants, tempeh or soy. Each slice is dipped into beaten eggs, seasoned with salt, and other condiments according to the cook’s taste (like parsley and garlic). Each slice is then dipped in bread crumbs (or occasionally flour) and shallow-fried in oil, one at a time. Some people prefer to use very little oil and then bake them in the oven as a healthier alternative. A similar dish is the chicken parmigiana.


Creamy Caper and Lemon Sauce
⅔ cup mascarpone cheese
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
¼ cup whole milk
¼ cup capers, drained and chopped
1 lemon, zested
1 Tbsp fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pork Milanese
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt, plus more for seasoning
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
6 thin-cut pork chops



Creamy Caper and Lemon Sauce

1. 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.

Pork Milanese

1. 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, 1 at 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.

Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis