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Italian Breaded Pork Scallopini

  • Author: Roz
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Units Scale

  • 24 boneless pork chops
  • 12 cups Italian-seasoned panko and/or breadcrumbs (I use a combination of both)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (Parmiggiano) cheese
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley (Italian parsley if possible)
  • 23 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • olive oil
  • lemon slices
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained


For the Wet Dipping Batter

  1. With a fork, blend the eggs with milk/buttermilk in a separate bowl.

For the Dry Breading Coating

  1. Combine Italian-seasoned panko and/or breadcrumbs with minced garlic, parsley, and grated Parmesan (Parmiggiano) cheese

Assembly and baking

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Dip each pork chop, one at a time, in the wet dipping batter.
  3. Place each chop, one at a time, in the dry breading mixture and gently press down on each side so that the pork chop is completely and thoroughly covered.
  4. Pour olive oil on the bottom of a baking pan, just enough to coat the pan and no more.
  5. Place each battered pork chop in the baking pan — you can also fry these in a frying pan if you prefer.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Turn over the breaded pork chops and bake for another 20 minutes.
  8. For a lovely golden brown color, turn the broiler of the oven on and broil for about another 10 minutes, keeping a very close eye on the chops so that they do not burn.
  9. Serve with lemon slices and capers on top.


  • NOTE: This is a very humble, everyday, family weekday recipe!
  • If you want something more special and worthy of a special dinner with guests, then simply add a Tbsp. or two of Marsala to the olive oil (whether baked or fried) in the pan.
  • If you choose to prepare the Scallopini in this more elegant manner, squeeze a little bit of lemon juice into the Marsala, and add the capers. You can also add some sliced mushrooms!
  • Be creative and just go with it.
  • This is a super easy recipe that will delight everyone!
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