Pork milanese with shaved cabbage salad & potatoes

30 MIN


Serving amount:
  • Pork fillet
  • 1 panko breadcrumbs sachet
  • 1 parmesan block
  • 1 dijon mustard sachet
  • 1 baby potatoes bag
  • 1 green cabbage
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 1 parsley bunch

This recipe is for 2 servings, please refer to printed recipe cards for 4 and 6 servings or just increase quantities.

Pantry staples: Cooking oil, salt, pepper, flour

Allergens: Wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy

Specialised equipment: Absorbent paper

Chef's note: As schnitzel is to Austria and Germany, milanese is to Italy! This dish originated in Milan and is traditionally made with veal and fried in butter. 

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1. Prepare the ingredients

Wash the vegetables. Shave or thinly slice the cabbage. Cut the lemon into wedges. Finely chop 1 tablespoon of the parsley and roughly chop the remainder. Cut the chilli into thin rounds. Finely grate the parmesan. If the potatoes are large, cut them down to an even size. 

2. Cook the potatoes

Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. 

3. Flatten the pork

Slice the pork fillet into even portions. Using a meat mallet, rolling pin or the base of a small saucepan, pound the pork into a thin piece. Be careful not to break the meat. 

4. Make the crumb mixture

Combine the finely chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon of the parmesan and the panko breadcrumbs on a plate. On a seperate plate, add enough flour to lightly coat all surfaces of the pork. 

5. Crumb the pork

Spread a little dijon mustard over one side of the dusted pork. Place onto the crumb mixture and press down. Spread a little dijon mustard on the other side. Turn the pork over and again press down on the crumb mixture. Set aside and repeat for the remaining pork. 

6. Make the salad

Combine the cabbage, chilli and remaining parsley in a bowl. Squeeze half of the lemon over the salad.

7. Cook the pork

Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the pork, in batches, and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Take care turning the pork so as not to break the crumb. Drain on absorbent paper. You may need to add more oil between batches. 

8. To serve

Divide the pork milanese between serving plates. Serve with the potatoes, cabbage salad and remaining lemon wedges. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan over the salad.