Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cooking Thursday - Pork Parmigiana

Not even 6am, and here I am :) 

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.


Pork Parmigiana

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.


Sherri B. said...

This looks yummy and it goes in the oven...could be called a casserole, hint, hint. Last day for a chance at the Vintage Cake book. xo

Mari said...

Yum! Yes - we both have good taste today. :)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Jason loves pork...he would love this! Thanks for sharing!