Hubby had to go in earlier than usual, so it's just me and my pug loves keeping me company. I have a hot cup of coffee and a candle glowing nearby. Love this time of the morning, though I really could have done with some more sleep Hahahah
Today's recipe is one of our favorites. Usually I make it with Chicken or Veal, but this time I decided to try Pork and it's just as delicious :) Give it a try sometime.
1/2 cup vegetable oil, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
6 pork scallopini
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or sliced)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Grease a large baking dish. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir undrained tomatoes and tomato paste into skillet. Add basil, oregano and bay leaf; mix well. Simmer, stirring frequently for 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
Dip pork in egg and coat with bread crumbs. Saute in remaining oil, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes; drain.
Layer tomato mixture, pork, mozzarella and 1/4 cup parmesan in prepared baking dish.
Bake until browned and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese before serving.