Piccata Milanese with Spaghetti

Piccata Milanese with Spaghetti

© Photo provided

Piccata Milanese with Spaghetti

Piccata Milanese with Spaghetti

© Photo provided

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1
whole pork loin (600-800 g)
50
g
plain white flour
2
eggs
80
g
parmesan cheese
250
g
spaghetti
5
tablespoon
olive oil
salt
freshly ground black pepper
nutmeg
150
g
dried tomatoes
50
g
tomato passata
1
red chili pepper
250
g
green asparagus
2
tablespoon
butter
1
teaspoon
baking powder
sunflower oil for deep frying
  • Bring 3 litres of water on to boil  in a large pot, add salt and cook spaghetti until al dente. Strain and season with salt, freshly ground pepper and nutmeg and keep to one side. Retain some water to add to the tomatoes later.
  • Cut the green asparagus from the tip  so each stalk is 10-13 cm long and cover with water in a dish. Add the baking powder and salt, bring to the boil, then turn heat off and leave to infuse with the lid on.
  • Heat and stew the dried tomatoes with some of the pasta water, olive oil and a little chilli. Then add tomato passata and, if needed, some more hot pasta water. Simmer until dried tomatoes are supple and everything has a saucy consistency.
  • Crack the eggs open into a small bowl and stir well. Cut the pork into 1 cm thick slices. Season with salt  and pepper, dust each side with flour and dip into beaten egg. Then coat each side in grated parmesan and deepfry briefly in hot sunflower oil in a large pan.
  • Arrange the spaghetti, tomato sauce and drained asparagus on warmed plates and top with the  deep-fried pork..