The simple preparation this dish requires is truly hard to beat. Rather than pan-frying, we opted to "oven-fry," which reduced the amount of fat in the recipe. We used pork chops, but it's also delicious made with chicken breasts or veal cutlets.
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Place pork chops between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Set aside.
3. Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times to form coarse crumbs that measure 1 1/2 cups. Place breadcrumbs in a pie plate or shallow dish. Stir in cheese and next 5 ingredients.
4. Combine water and egg in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Dip pork chops in egg mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
5. Place pork chops on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until done. Squeeze a lemon wedge over each chop.
Pork Milanese (mee-lah-NAY-zay), a traditional dish from Milan, is simply a piece of meat that is dipped in egg, dredged in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, and then pan-fried and doused with lemon juice.