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End-of-Summer Pork, Chicken or Veal Milanese

Take advantage of summer’s bounty when you serve an heirloom tomato and corn salad with crisp cutlets seasoned with fresh herbs and lemon.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 organic lemons, 1 zested and 1 cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, chicken or veal cutlets pounded 1/8-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil ( EVOO), for frying
  • 3 ripe heirloom tomatoes, diced
  • 1 ear corn, kernels scraped from the cob
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, torn or shredded, or 1/4 cup tarragon leaves, chopped


Pre-heat the oven to 300°F.

Place a rack on a baking sheet. Place the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow dishes.

Combine the lemon zest, parsley, thyme and garlic on a cutting board and finely chop together to form a gremolata. Add to the breadcrumbs along with the cheese and work through with your fingers.

Season the cutlets with salt and pepper, then coat in the flour, the eggs and the breadcrumbs. In a large skillet, heat a layer of EVOO over medium-high heat.

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, corn, onion and basil (or tarragon). Season with salt and pepper.

Fry the cutlets in batches for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven as you continue. Top with the tomato-corn salad and serve with the lemon wedges alongside.

Rachael Ray