Torta de Milanesa with Lime Mayonnaise

I love a sandwich that is hearty and full of flavor. Most of the time when you make a sandwich, you are in a rush and it's just something that is easy to put together. In this case, I thought about each ingredient going into this torta, and the outcome was absolutely delicious. I breaded the pork with a fresh cilantro and Panko bread crumb mixture. The extra crunch from the Panko, and bright flavor from the Cilantro, really add a wonderful texture and essence to the sandwich. With each bite you will also get a bit of the lime mayonnaise, which beautifully ties together all of the ingredients of this sandwich.

Makes 2 Tortas


  • 2 Bolillos or French Rolls
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Boneless Pork Chops, Pounded about 1/3" thick
  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Roma Tomato, Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Cabbage or Lettuce, Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Avocado, Sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Rajas (Pickled Jalapeño Slices)

For the Lime Mayonnaise

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • The Juice of 1 Lime
  • The zest of one lime
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste


  • Set up a breading station for the pork chops in this order: Flour, Eggs, Bread Crumbs with Chopped Cilantro mixed into it.
  • Pound the boneless pork chops to be about 1/3" thick, then season with salt and pepper. Dip the pork into each ingredient, and coat thoroughly.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat, add the breaded pork chops and cook until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Meanwhile, Whisk together the ingredients for the lime mayonnaise and set aside.
  • Heat a medium non stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Slice the bread into halves, spread with the lime mayonnaise on each half and place that side down in the pan.
  • Toast each slice of bread for 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer the toasted rolls to serving plates top with the pork, avocado, tomatoes, cabbage, and rajas.
  • Serve.