Pork Cooked in Milk - Arista di Maiale al Latte

Pork Cooked in Milk - Arista di Maiale al Latte

We really like the Italian-style steaks. You work with a large piece of meat, which is, then, sliced very thinly and served with the sauce in which it boiled. I showed you a version of Italian Arrosto recipe cooked in the oven. Today I want you to see how you can prepare a large piece of meat in the pan. The pork loin cooked whole has a special charm, the slices are very tender yet firm and the sauce is delicious. The sauce is a must, as it's the one which brings all the flavors together.

I recommend slicing the cooked pork as thinly as possible, so that there will be a good balance between texture and sauce. Use the right knife and make sure it's sharp. Other than that, everything is straightforward. I will definitely repeat this recipe with pork loin cooked in the pan, it's really worth it.


Pork loin
1 piece
1 whole piece of 1-2 kg
450 ml
White dry wine
100 ml
White onion
3 pieces
Olive oil
50 ml
50 g
1 tbsp
Ground black pepper
0.5 tsp
1 piece
1 sprig
Laurel leaves
2 pieces
1 piece
1 sprig, it's optional, or use some dried sage

Step by step


Season the pork loin with salt and pepper, rub it on all sides to coat evenly.


On one of the sides, place 1-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (if you have) and tie them here and there to the piece of meat with cotton twine.

In case you don't have it fresh, spread the dried rosemary over the pork, together with the salt and the pepper. I would still recommend tying, this will help the meat hold its shape and stay pressed.


In a deep and large pan/saucepan (about 28-30cm in diameter, enough to fit the whole chop), pour the olive oil and place 20g of butter.

Heat well.


Place the pork in the pan and, over high heat, brown it nicely on all sides, including the side edges.

Handle with 2 forks or tongs.


Rest the browned pork temporarily on a plate. Place the finely chopped onion in the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring periodically.


Pour in the wine, mix and simmer for 5 minutes.


Add in 450ml of milk, mix and bring to a boil.


Season with 2 bay leaves and the sage.


Finally, sink the browned chop in this milk sauce.


Cover with a lid and simmer for 1 hour.


After this time, turn it on the other side and let simmer for another hour, covered with the lid.


Carefully remove the whole cooked loin on a plate and maybe cover it with foil to stay warm.


Remove the bay leaves and the sage (if the sprigs are large) from the juice in which the meat was boiled.


Mix well with the blender, until the mixture becomes creamy and smooth.


Place the pan over high heat and let the sauce boil until it reaches a denser and creamier consistency.


When you have the desired consistency, add 30g of butter to the sauce and season with salt, to taste. Turn off the heat.


Remove the cotton twine from the hot loin and slice it as thinly as you can.


Serve the hot pork slices with sauce on top, in addition to your favorite garnish or a salad.

It's very tasty and easy to prepare, without oven or special utensils.


Quantity: 2 kg (12-15 servings)
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 120 min
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