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Pork Scaloppine Perugina

Yield 4 servings
The origins of this dish lie in the Italian university town of Perugia but many of the ingredients and the cooking technique - cutting the meat in to scaloppine and sautéing it in a wine and caper sauce - are Italian American.


  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ounces very thin slices proscuitto, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 4 canned anchovy fillets, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 4 cups hot cooked fresh fettuccine (1[9-ounce] package)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 421
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 14.4 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 6.8 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 30.6 g
  • carbohydrate 26.5 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 592 mg
  • calcium 54 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place each piece of pork between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound each piece to 1/2-inch thickness using and meat mallet or rolling pin. Combine 1/4 cup flour and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour mixture; set aside.

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add capers, prosciutto, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Combine broth and 1 teaspoon flour, stirring well with a whisk. Add broth mixture, wine, rind, sage, and anchovies to pan, and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour sauce into a bowl; keep warm. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Add sauce to pan; cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Remove pork from pan. Add pasta to pan; toss well to coat. Place 1 cup pasta on each of 4 plates; top each serving with one chop.