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Parmesan Pork Sandwiches Recipe

These saucy sandwiches are a nice change of pace from the traditional chicken variety. Plus, they're quick to fix.—Mary Kirkland, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 ounces boneless pork loin chops (1/4 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 sandwich rolls, split

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, saute garlic in 2 tablespoons oil. Add the tomato puree. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine the egg and water. Place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip pork chops in egg mixture, then coat with crumbs. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown chops on both sides in remaining oil.
  • 3. Spread half of the tomato mixture in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with pork chops; drizzle with remaining tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°:. Serve on rolls. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 620 calories, 30 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 685 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.