Friday, December 11, 2009

Pork Milanese with a Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce

Work really has me slammed this week!  Along with the holiday craziness and the rough weather we've all been enduring, don't you just want to have something for dinner that feels like a real treat?  Something luxurious, that's ready in a jiff?  Just tell me, do you want a new recipe for pork chops?

I knew you did!  The title brought you in didn't it?  Look how easy this is...
Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce:





Combine 1/2 cup of softened cream cheese and 2 healthy tablespoons of mayonnaise a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup of milk until thoroughly combined.






Add in 1/4 cup drained and chopped capers, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest, 1 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly grounf black pepper and two tablespoons of lemon juice.  Whisk to combine, cover and refrigerate.  If you make this ahead of time, remove from the fridge one hour before serving to soften the cream cheese again.


Pork Milanese:




Season 4 to six center cut porkchops with salt and pepper.  Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. 
In a shallow dish combine 1 cup of AP flour, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. in another shallow dish, whish together 2 lare eggs and in a third shallow dish pour 1-1/2 cups of seasoned Italian bread crumbs.  Season the pork with salt and pepper.
Dip the pork, 1at a time first in the flour,



then the eggs, then the bread crumbs.




When the oil is hot place the breaded pork in the pan.





Cook until golden and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.





Transfer the pork to a serving platter and serve with the sauce alongside.





My daughter has testified! 

Have a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing and warm weekend!


35 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

I love the recipe... but for a second, I thought the dastardly duo of Milanese and Lemon were up to criminal activities... and Jessica Fletcher was writing about their caper

Cheryl said...

OH my gawd, I love lemon and capers, I always have a huge jar of capers! This looks amazing!

buffalodick said...

Capers look like gall stones.. but once you are past that- pickley delicious!

Marjie said...

Your daughter has testified, indeed! I can see that sauce with so many things...

Dawn said...

Yes please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helene said...

I would like that lemon caper sauce.

The Blonde Duck said...

That last photo cracks me up.

gigi said...

I love her testimony :)
Looks awesome!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

The sauce sounds absolutely divine over those juicy, crispy, golden chops! I agree with your daughter!

Pam said...

Is there anything better than the smell of frying pork?!

Chef E said...

I would so love to dive into that creamy lemon caper sauce, I imagine it would be nice for my skin, but I would be out in time for dinner, as I would not want you to fry me :)

Geez can you tell that is one of my weaknesses? Did Buff just say gall stones? awww, no he didn't...

pigpigscorner said...

Great recipe! Love the sauce!

Mary said...

The words super yum come to mind. The cutlets and the sauce both sound amazing.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

ohmygosh, This sounds wonderful. Love lemon and capers and will be giving this a try. Thanks for this recipe.

Joanne said...

I think lemon and caper sauce has to be my favorite kind of sauce to have with pork or chicken cutlets. Capers are truly an amazing thing. Really. What a great recipe.

buffalodick said...

Two "healthy" tablespoons of Mayo? That struck me funny- kind of an oxymoron! Don't get me wrong- I would have made it three!

Claudia said...

I'm making this. Enough said. Truly delicious.

Penny said...

Hope your weather has improved. These look so tasty.

Chris said...

I was going to make this but somebody has stolen my jar of capers. It's a caper caper!

Just kidding, I used them all. But I'll be making this for sure, I love the flavor combination here.

tamilyn said...

The note cracks me up! Looks yummy and WARM!!

teresa said...

lol --->yum! too cute! this looks incredible, i love that creamy lemon sauce, mmmm.

Cathy said...

The thought of that sauce makes me weak in the knees. Yum!

Pam said...

This recipe is making me drool - especially the sauce. Mmmm.

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a great recipe, I adore the lemons and capers, and it must be so good with those crispy pork chops.

5 Star Foodie said...

The creamy lemon caper sauce looks fantastic, great with pork chops!

Katy ~ said...

You're right, the title drew me in, but then everything you blog draws me in. I just love sauces on my chops. This looks divine. Definitely in my bulging stash of must-dos!

MaryBeth said...

I have never eaten capers, but this dish looks so elegant and simply delish!!

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

Mmmm, that looks totally wonderful! I love capers and the pork looks crunchy good!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

This sounds wonderful and incredibly delicious Katherine. Your daughter is right - YUM.
Sam

Jeff said...

Quick simple and porky woo hoo!!!!

Plus bonus points for you laughing in the face of heath nuts everywhere.

Awesome job!!

Debbie said...

Oh yum is right! The sauce sounds and looks wondeful.....

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good weekend!

JodieMo said...

Mmmm. ..never can have too many pork chop recipes. It looks delicious. I have missed your cooking. :)

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I love lemon cream sauces and capers too...ah, heaven.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Fantastic looking recipe. Capers and lemons, very Yum.