This dish is elegant enough for company, yet easy enough to serve on a weeknight. Chicken or turkey cutlets could easily substitute for the veal, if you like.

Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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  • Season cutlets on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place flour on a large plate; dredge the cutlets, shaking off excess.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the cutlets and cook until golden brown and just cooked through, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Add 2 more teaspoons oil to the pan and cook the remaining cutlets. Transfer to the platter.

  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in broth and garlic; bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits, and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Return the veal and any accumulated juices to the pan. Cook, turning the veal to coat with the sauce, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. To serve, divide veal among 4 plates and top with the leek mixture.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 2.3g; fat 19.8g 31% DV; saturated fat 5.9g 30% DV; cholesterol 85.6mg 29% DV; vitamin a iu 1076.1IU 22% DV; vitamin c 12.3mg 21% DV; folate 80mcg 20% DV; calcium 58.6mg 6% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 37.6mg 13% DV; potassium 379mg 11% DV; sodium 543.8mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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I have made plenty of different scallopine's in my time but never one like this. I pounded my veal very thin and place it in a container with milk and allowed to sit in refrigerator for at least 6 hours. The veal was so tender that it melted in your mouth. This is a wonderful dish to make for a special dinner or when entertaining. The sauce was awesome and complimented the veal very much. I doubled the sauce to serve over the pasta (which was delish) I also thickened the sauce slightly with some cornstarch. For those who haven't tried this recipe I strongly suggest you give it a try you won't be disappointed Read More