Take your palates on a trip to Italy with this classic and authentic veal chop Milanese recipe. Impress your family and friends with great results every time.
Delight your family and friends with this deliciously authentic veal chop Milanese recipe! Recipe creation combines both classic Italian flavors and traditional methods of preparation for a beautiful entrée that will impress any palate.
Ingredients and Prep Work.
You will need a few key ingredients to make the dish come to life, including veal chops - fresh or frozen - olive oil, butter, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon zest and juice for seasoning, egg for coating the veal chop and salt and pepper. Start by heating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepping your ingredients by washing and patting dry the veal chops with a paper towel. Then season with salt and pepper.
Cooking the Veal Chop Milanese
Place one of the veal chops in a shallow bowl and coat with egg. Place breadcrumbs mixed with olive oil, butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon zest and juice onto a plate and set into a second shallow bowl next to one with the egg coated veal chop. Dip the veal chop into the custard first, then drain it in the bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Heat oil in a large pan over medium to high heat. When hot add a few drops of water - if it pops up it is ready for frying. Fry for about four minutes each side until golden brown and cooked through. Serve hot with your favorite sides!
Prepare the Sauce
To make the sauce. Place a pan over medium to high heat with some olive oil, garlic, parsley and a pinch of chili flakes and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add white wine and reduce slightly before adding in tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar. Let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes until it reduces by half, stirring often. Serve the veal chop with the tomato sauce on top!
This classic and delicious veal chop Milanese dish is best served alongside plenty of fresh vegetables. Try a delicious mix of bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms stir-fried in olive oil. Alternatively, fresh greens such as spinach or kale are excellent options to compliment the flavorful tomato sauce!
Tips and Tricks for Perfect Outcomes
To ensure a delicious and authentic Italian veal chop Milanese, there are several useful tips to remember. Firstly, always use high-quality ingredients for optimal flavor. Utilize fresh vine-ripened tomatoes for the tomato sauce, as well as good-quality olive oil for frying the vegetables. Secondly, make sure each piece of veal is firmly pounded into a thin cutlet before breading it in the egg and flour mixture. This ensures an evenly cooked, flavorful result every time.