📋Classic Veal Milanese
Veal Milanese is a fried breaded veal cutlet, a typical recipe from Milan usually served with an arugula salad and/or french fries. #yourguardianchef #Italianrecipe #italianfood #veal
Servings 2 people
Prepare the breadcrumbs by mixing them with the Parmesan, crushed garlic and finely chopped basil
Tenderize the veal meat with a meat hammer to make the slice as thin as you can. You can also ask the butcher to do that for you
Season with salt and nutmeg
Beat the egg and dip the veal cutlet
Coat the veal with breadcrumbs mixed with grated parmesan
In a frying pan melt the butter and add a tbsp of olive oil. The olive oil will keep the butter at high temperature without burning it
Fry the veal cutlet on one side
Turn the other side once the breadcrumbs are gold and crispy
Once it is cooked serve on a plate
Garnish with arugula and tomato salad seasoned with salt and extra virgin olive oil
Drizzle some fresh lemon juice just before eating it
- The classic Veal Milanese is made with veal rib with in-bone. The meat is tenderized with a meat hammer and the slice of meat made very thin. Ask your butcher to do that for you.
- the Veal Milanese is NOT previously coated into flour as it is usually done with other breaded and fried food.
- I always have a bag of breadcrumbs flavoured with basil, garlic and Parmesan in the freezer. You can find more on the article: Grated Parmesan and Breadcrumbs
- Some recipes claim that the cutlet should be breaded twice, but the Italian cooking bible Il Talismano della Felicita, claims that it is a trick used by restaurants to make the meat look thicker
- The classic veal Milanese is fried in butter, and cooked until the breadcrumbs are golden and crispy. Since the butter has a low burning temperature, it risks burning when heated for a long time as the veal Milanese requires. To avoid this add some olive oil to the butter.
Calories: 938kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 1268mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1535IU | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 5.6mg