5 from 8 votes
Pork Milanese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Resting time
1 hr
Total Time
36 mins
When we travel in Europe, one of the things that I look forward to in Italian restaurants is Pork Milanese. It's very similar to a schnitzel, but tends to be breaded with Panko as opposed to regular bread crumbs. In Europe, Pork Milanese generally served with Spaghetti Bolognese. I, however, decided to serve it with Susan's favorite - Roasted Potatoes and Onions.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 567 kcal
  • 1 (14 to 16 ounces) pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  1. Trim pork tenderloin of fat and sinewy tissue (silver skin). Cut in half cross-wise. Place pieces in Ziploc bag or on plastic wrap covered with another piece of plastic wrap. Pound to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and egg together. Set aside.

  3. Place flour, Kosher salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag or container. Whisk to combine. Place Panko breadcrumbs in a container.

  4. Coat pork in seasoned flour. Dip in milk/egg mixture and again coat in seasoned flour. Dip again in milk/egg mixture, and coat in Panko breadcrumbs. Place in single layers on plate lined with wax paper, with waxed paper between the layers; refrigerate for at least one hour.

  5. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add several pieces of breaded pork, and fry to a golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining pork. 

  6. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Milanese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 1998mg 83%
Potassium 577mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.