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Pork Milanese

You and your family will surely love this pork Milanese recipe. It's a quick dinner recipe to make for any weeknight and it doesn't contain a long list of ingredients. This crispy pork cutlet is so cheap to make but fancy enough to serve at a dinner party. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 424 kcal


  • 3 boneless pork chop loin , (about 5 oz each), trim off the fat then flatten to ¼-inch thickness.
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumb
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (lightly packed)
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt, (to taste)
  • black pepper, (to taste)
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil

To Serve:

  • lemon wedges
  • arugula


  • With your hand at least 12 inches away, lightly sprinkle salt and black pepper on all sides of the meat in a single layer. 
  • In a large bowl, season coarsely crush panko with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
    In another bowl, lightly beat the egg.
  • Dip the meat in egg wash then gently shake off excess. After that, thoroughly coat the meat with breadcrumbs and shake off excess.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Gently lay the breaded pork in your pan. Do not overcrowd the pan. Turn the meat over when it's lightly golden browned, about 2 minutes on each side or longer until cooked through. Do not overcook.
  • Remove the cooked pork cutlet from the pan and set it on dry paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Let the pork rest for at least 3 minutes before serving. Serve with lemon wedges and/or arugula salad. Enjoy!


Be sure to use a food thermometer to check whether meat has reached a safe internal temperature (145°F) before removing meat from the heat source, with a three-minute rest time before serving.
Here's how to cook Pork Milanese in an air fryer
  • Follow #1, #2, #3
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. 
  • Spray the breaded pork with cooking spray or add about 1½ tablespoons of oil to the panko mixture before you dip the meat in. 
  • Place the breaded pork cutlets inside the air fryer basket, in a single layer. 
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
To double the recipe: If you are going to double this recipe, make sure that you change the oil and clean the pan before frying the second batch. I recommend a maximum of 3 pork chops per batch using the same oil, which will help keep the oil from burning. 


Sodium: 287mgCalcium: 128mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 154IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 572mgCholesterol: 150mgCalories: 424kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 18gFat: 27gProtein: 36gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 2mg
Keyword breded pork cutlet, pork milanese
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