Pork Milanese

I made this for two friends last week for a movie night.  I’d like to say we watched something really serious and visceral like Her or Twelve Years a Slave.  But that would be a lie.  My friends and I instead met specifically to watch the ABC Family classic Revenge of the Bridesmaids.

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This movie is great for many reasons, but the only pitch really needed is Raven.  She’s just the absolute sassiest in this movie.  The love interest is also a bit Gilmore Girls actor who I freakily recognized from his ten minutes on the former WB show.  That’s my party trick.  Some people can slam back shots or tie a cherry stem with their tongue.  I can sniff out an old Gilmore Girls actor within seconds.

I have a lot of love for made-for-TV-movies.  They’re all pretty predictable and seem to take place on the same small-town-set, and I just love them.  Sure, the budget is low and the storyline usually makes no sense when you actually sit down and think about it, but sometimes I just don’t want to think when it comes to movies.  I want corny jokes and attractive men – and TV movies never fail me!

You all should make this pork milanese because it literally takes under twenty minutes to make.  Also, if you have some pent up aggression – which, let’s be real, we all do – going at the meat with the meat mallet is a great way to vent.  I served this with some pasta, but if you want to go a healthier route it would be great with some green veggies!

Pork Milanese

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Ingredients

4 8 oz pork chops, pounded to 1/4 inch

1 1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried thyme

salt/pepper

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup flour

1 lemon, quartered

1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions

Mix together the bread crumbs, dried herbs, parmesan and salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.  In two other shallow bowls, add respectively the beaten egg and flour.  Set up on the counter in this order: flour, beaten egg, bread crumb  mixture.

Heat the oil in a large saute pan.  Take each pork chop and dredge lightly in the flour, dip in the egg, and then dredge in the bread crumb mixture.  Cook two at a time in the heated oil, cooking for roughly 3-4 minutes on each side.

Finish the pork milanese off with a squeeze of lemon.  Serve immediately.

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Source:  Everyday Italian

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