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Pork Milanese

Pork Milanese- tender pieces of pork tenderloin are coated in panko crumbs, lemon zest, and grated Parmesan cheese and pan-fried until crispy. Easy and delicious!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pork milanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 462kcal


  • 1 (12 to 16-ounce) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil or vegetable oil


  • Cut tenderloin crosswise into 4 equal pieces.
  • Place pieces cut side up on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and pound with a meat pounder or heavy cast iron pan until 1/4-inch thick. Pat dry.
  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Place eggs in a second dish. In a third dish, combine Panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper. 
  • Dredge cutlets in flour, dip in eggs, and then coat in Panko crumb mixture, pressing the Panko crumbs into the cutlets to make a nice thick layer.
  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When oil sizzles when you drop a bread crumb in, add cutlets. You may need to do them in 2 batches. You don't want them crowded.
  • Cook cutlets about 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. If they are browning too quickly, turn heat down some. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.


Calories: 462kcal