20-Minute Pork Milanese (Lomo de Puerco Empanizado)
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 boneless pork loin chops, pounded thin to 1/3-inch thickness
- 2 cups bread crumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup olive oil
- 4 wedges lime
- handful parsley
This Pork Milanese recipe is ideal for beginners or people who don't have a lot of experience in the kitchen. It's also great for anyone who doesn't like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. You can put dinner on the table in about 20 minutes with this recipe and a side salad or a serving of rice and beans. Mianesas also make an excellent sandwich filling.
Milanese (known as milanesa or empanizado) is a simple recipe that's enjoyed throughout Latin America (and many other parts of the world!). Whether you're making a chicken, beef or pork milanese, the trick for a great milanesa recipe is to pound the meat until it's very thin. You can use a rolling pin or a meat tenderizer for the job, but don't skip this step!
This is one of those anyone-can-do-it dishes that moms have been making for their kids for generations. Here's my version, which is simple and humble and delicious every time I make it.