Veal Milanese Recipe (2024)

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Veal Milanese, also known as Cotoletta alla Milanese, combines tender veal cutlets quick fried to a golden brown with a seasoned crispy golden crust, creating an incredible mouthwatering culinary experience. This iconic classic Italian dish is simplicity at its best.

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With every bite of my Veal Milanese, you’ll discover a delicious blend of savory seasonings and a golden, crispy crust with a hint of lemon that’s impossible to resist. After one bite, you’ll agree that this is the best Veal Milanese Recipe!

If you love classic Italian veal dishes, you’ll love my Veal Saltimbocca!

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Elevate your dining experience and impress your guests with this timeless Italian delicacy. Although Veal Milanese is a simple dish, it’s a true culinary masterpiece that’s sure to leave a lasting impression with your friends and family.

If you love a good veal chop, the Milanese style is a delicious way to prepare them.

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Ingredients to make Veal Milanese

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Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make Veal Milanese. In Chef Speak, this is called the “Mise en Place,” which translates to “Everything in its Place.”

Not only does setting up your ingredients ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.

How to make Veal Milanese

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  • Using a meat hammer (meat tenderizer), pound out the veal slices. Depending upon the size of the veal slices, you may need to add two pieces together.
  • This is done by pounding out each piece, then seaming them together by overlapping the pieces and pounding them out a little more.

This cut of veal is sometimes referred to as veal scallopine.

This is the meat hammer I recommend, and if you’re looking for a good cutting board, this is the one I use.

Breading Station

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  • Mix the flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow bowl
  • Lightly beat the two eggs with ¼ cup of milk or water for the eggwash in the second bowl.
  • Mix panko bread crumbs, romano or parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, parsley, and lemon zest together until well blended in the third shallow dish.
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  • Coat the veal cutlets with the seasoned flour. Then place the piece of veal in the egg mixture and finally in the bread crumb mixture.
  • Make sure you get a good coating of each ingredient on the veal, completely coating them.
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  • Add ½ cup of vegetable oil (or olive oil) to a large skillet, then place it over medium-high heat.
  • When the oil is hot, carefully place the Italian breaded veal cutlets into the frying pan and saute until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side).
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  • Remove the fried breaded veal cutlet from the pan and place them on a wire rack (or paper towels) to drain for one minute.
  • If you are cooking in batches and need to keep them warm, set your oven at 225 degrees and keep them on the wire rack in the oven until ready to serve.
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Veal Milanese is a timeless classic dish that continues to impress with its simplicity and irresistible taste. The combination of tender veal, crispy breading, and a hint of citrus creates a delicious home dining experience that will rival your favorite Italian restaurant.

I swerved my Veal Milanese with an arugula salad, the flavors really complement each other. And don’t forget the lemon wedges, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice really adds to the flavor of the veal.

Recipe FAQ’s

What is Veal Milanese?

Veal Milanese finds its origins in Milan, Italy, and is also known as “Cotoletta alla Milanese” in Italian. Thin veal cutlets are coated with seasoned flour, egg wash, and seasoned bread crumbs, then quick fried till crispy and golden brown.

What does Milanese style mean?

Milanese (or Milanesa) style meansdredging thin slices of floured meat into an egg mixture and seasoned breadcrumbs. The meat is then quickly pan-fried until golden brown and crispy.

What is the traditional accompaniment to veal Milanese?

The traditional accompaniment to Veal Milanese is a simple salad of arugula and cherry tomatoes dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. This fresh and tangy salad complements the richness of the breaded veal cutlet.

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Veal Milanese

Veal Milanese, also known as Cotoletta alla Milanese, combines tender veal cutlets with a seasoned crispy golden crust, with a hint of lemon creating an incredible mouthwatering culinary experience.

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time6 minutes mins

Total Time21 minutes mins

Course: Entree

Cuisine: Italian, Italian – American

Servings: 2

Calories: 503kcal

Equipment

  • large frying pan

Ingredients

Veal

  • 8 oz veal cutlet

Breading Station

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten with ¼ cup milk or water
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese grated – or Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest one lemon

Cooking

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Instructions

Veal

  • Using a meat hammer pound out the veal slices. Depending upon the size of the veal slices you may need to add two pieces together.

  • This is done by pounding out each piece then seaming them together by overlapping the pieces and pounding them out a little more.

Breading Station

  • Mix the flour, salt, and pepper together.

  • Lightly beat the two eggs with ¼ cup of milk or water for the eggwash.

  • Mix panko bread crumbs, romano cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, parsley, and lemon zest together until well blended.

  • Coat the veal cutlets with the seasoned flour. Then place them in the egg wash, and finally in the bread crumb mixture.

  • Make sure you get a good coating of each ingredient on the veal, completely coating them.

Cooking

  • Add ½ cup of vegetable oil to a large frying pan, then place it over medium-high heat.

  • When the oil is hot, carefully place the breaded veal cutlets into the pan and saute until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side)

  • Remove the cooked veal cutlets from the pan and place them on a wire rack to drain for one minute.

  • If you are cooking in batches and need to keep them warm, set your oven at 225 degrees and keep them on the wire rack in the oven until ready serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3mg

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Chef Dennis Littley is a classically trained chef with over 40 years of experience working in the food service industry. In his second career as a food blogger he has made it his mission to demistify cooking by sharing his time-tested recipes, knowledge, and chef tips to help you create easy-to-make restaurant-quality meals in your home kitchen. Let Chef Dennis help you bring the joy of cooking into your home.For more details, check out his About page.

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  1. Diane Burke

    Veal Milanese Recipe (16)
    Delicious came out looking like the picture. Yummy

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  2. Peg Stapleton

    Veal Milanese Recipe (17)
    Quick, easy and delicious. The only change I’d make is add a bit more lemon and garlic powder as they get a bit lost in the panko and Parmesan

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