3 Ways to Make Milanese

It's quick and foolproof for a great weeknight dinner.

Chicken Milanese with Sage-and-Lemon-Butter Sauce
Photo: © Fredrika Stjärne

Preparing something Milanese (or Milanesa) style means dredging thin slices of meat in eggs and seasoned breadcrumbs and frying them. It’s pretty foolproof, plus it’s super quick, making it an ideal weeknight dinner. From crispy pork chops to buttery chicken, here are three fantastic ways to make Milanese.

 Crispy Pork Milanese

Crispy Pork Milanese
© Leela Cyd

The mix of panko and Parmesan cheese in Melissa Clark's breading gets delightfully crunchy when pan-fried.

 Chicken Milanese with Sage and Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken Milanese with Sage-and-Lemon-Butter Sauce
© Fredrika Stjärne

These pounded, breaded, and fried chicken cutlets are served with a creamy butter sauce that's lightened with a touch of lemon juice and dry white wine.

 Veal Chops Milanese with Sage

Veal Chops Milanese with Sage
© Melanie Acevedo

For this recipe, sage is mixed right in with the breadcrumbs to impart flavor into the golden, crunchy veal chops. Ask the butcher to pound the chops for you to an eighth of an inch thick, or do the flattening at home with a meat pounder or the bottom of a heavy frying pan.

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