Milanese just means in the style of Milan and refers to meat that has been pounded or vegetables that have been thinly sliced, dredged first in egg and then in a mixture of bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese, and fried. Although they're not traditional, we like using panko (Japanese bread crumbs), because they make a crunchier crust. Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes. Notes: If you're buying pork chops from a butcher, you can ask for the pounding to be done for you.

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Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine panko, grated parmesan, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper on a large plate. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Dip each pork chop in egg, then transfer to panko mixture and coat completely with crumbs. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine arugula, fennel slices, and parmesan shavings. Drizzle salad with 3 tbsp. olive oil and the lemon juice. Toss, season with remaining salt and pepper, and toss again.

  • In a 12-in. nonstick frying pan, heat remaining 1/2 cup olive oil over medium-high heat. Add two pork chops and cook, turning once, until crusts are deep golden brown and crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer chops to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining chops.

  • Cut each chop in half diagonally and arrange on a serving platter with salad. Serve immediately.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

725 calories; calories from fat 65%; protein 46g; fat 52g; saturated fat 14g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 3.5g; sodium 726mg; cholesterol 229mg.
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