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18 February 2011

Pork Parmigiana

This recipe was inspired by one from Food Magazine. The pork slices tasted heavenly because of the melted mozzarella and parmesian cheese toppings. Oh, and the home made marinara sauce - better than buying tomato sauce.

What you'll need

*For the marinara sauce

3 tablespoons of olive oil
4 garlic cloves crushed
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 small pouch (6oz) tomato paste
1 big (16oz) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
3 teaspoons of dried basil leaves
salt to taste
sugar to taste

*For the Pork

2 cups of marinara sauce
bread crumbs or breading mix
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1K of pork chops or pork cutlets (1/4in thick slices)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of butter (or margarine, depending on your preference)
slices of mozzarella cheese (available at local grocery stores)
grated parmesian cheese (also available at local grocery stores)

What you need to do:

*Prepare the marinara sauce

  • Heat olive oil in a pan, over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion, until onion is caramelized.
  • Add the tomato paste, saute in garlic and onion. Add the canned tomatoes along with the juice, sugar, basil and salt.
  • Cover the pan and simmer over low heat.
  • Stir occasionally and cook until sauce thickens (roughly 20mins).

*Prepare the pork

  • On a plate, mix bread crumbs, salt and pepper. (If you're using the pre-prepared breading mix, you can take out the salt and pepper to avoid over salting your pork).
  • Dip pork into beaten eggs, coat with bread crumbs/breading.
  • In a skillet, fry the pork in olive oil and butter until both sides are golden brown.
  • After the pork is cooked, place the cutlets in a skillet and spoon marinara sauce over each cutlet. Top with grated parmesian cheese and mozzarella slice. Turn the heat to low, cover the skillet and cook until cheese melts.

Transfer the cutlets onto a plate, serve and enjoy.

Update: 07 July 2017: Sorry for the missing photos. My images used to be hosted on Photobucket and Now I can't download them to transfer them to another site so I can show them again here.