Pork Loin Braised in Milk is a very common dish in northern Italy, Emilia Romagna and Lombardy in special way. During winter season, Pork Loin Braised in Milk is the typical dish of Sundays or festivities.
Braised pork loin is usually cooked in various ways: with wine, lemon, marsala or mustard. But Pork Loin Braised in Milk remain my favorite. Milk softens the pork meat and makes a tasty and light sauce. Onion and garlic acidity help curd formation, which is the most important thing for the success of the sauce. For this reason it would be better using whole milk.
Try Pork Loin Braised in Milk Italian Recipe. It’s very easy and tasty!
Pork Loin Braised in Milk Italian Recipe
- 800 gr ( 21 oz ) pork loin
- 1 l of whole milk
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 small onion
- extra virgin olive oil
- sage and rosemary
- salt and pepper
Choose a piece of pork loin preferably with a bit of fat (1). Put it in a bowl and cover it completely with milk (2). If you don’t have to hurry up, you can prepare the meat the day before and leave it in the milk, covered and refrigerated, up to 12 hours. It will be even more tender. Otherwise let the loin in milk while you prepare the cooking basics. In a pot with high base, put 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, the garlic and onion cut into slices, then fry over low heat for about 10/15 minutes (3).
Flour the piece of meat in all its parts (4) and let it roast in oil on all sides. For this task, use wooden spoons and be careful not to pierce the meat (5 – 6).
After about 15 minutes, and after the loin is colored on each side, add salt and pepper to taste, a few sage leaves and two sprigs of rosemary and pour the milk in which the meat had rested (7). Cook the pork loin for about 1 and ½ hours over low heat. Keep the pot covered and sometimes turn the meat (8). Remove the Pork Loin Braised in Milk from the pot and let it cool. If the sauce that was formed with the curdled milk is too watery, let it cook for a while or add a bit of flour. Finally slice the Pork Loin Braised in Milk (9).
Put the slices in a baking dish with the sauce and heat them before serving (10).
I recommend you: try Italian Pork Loin Braised in Milk with red potatoes and green apples. This combination is very tasty. The acidity of green apple balances the sweetness of the milk and the fat of pork and gives freshness to the dish (11).