Preparing something milanese (or milanesa) style means dredging thin slices of meat in eggs and seasoned bread crumbs and frying them. It’s pretty foolproof, plus it’s superquick, making it the perfect weeknight dinner.
In Vietnam, little pork patties like this are often grilled over charcoal right on the street and diners sit and eat on (now iconic) little plastic stools. You can serve these patties simply wrapped in the lettuce leaves here, as a snack, or over vermicelli noodles, as a larger meal. Whats non-negotiable? Serve with plenty of herbs and the funky, salty, sour, sweet dipping sauce.