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My Mom’s Yummy Veal Cutlets (Cotolette di mia Madre)

My Mom’s Yummy Veal Cutlets (Cotolette di mia Madre)

Go to my mother's house if you want to taste the yummy veal cutlets. My mother’s cutlets are exclusively fried.

Although I follow my mom’s recipe step by step, my children still say that mine are good, but they’re not like grandma’s, which is valid.

Some of you may say, ‘Well, they’re just normal veal cutlets; what’s so special about them?’. The uniqueness of these cutlets all boils down to how they are made.

This recipe makes you dip in authentic Sicilian cuisine. The version of my mother’s cutlets includes a special breading prepared with breadcrumbs, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Sicilian pecorino, together with parsley and mint leaves. Before breading, the slice of meat is left inside the beaten eggs with salt for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Tender slices of breaded and fried veal are a delicacy that is challenging to resist and can be prepared even when you don’t have much time. With a few simple ingredients, you will get golden and crisp cutlets that can be served alongside a fresh vegetable side dish, such as the Sicilian orange salad.

My Mom’s Yummy Veal Cutlets (Cotolette di mia Madre)
Cooking Method
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Prep Time: 19 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 29 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Veal cutlets, known as "cotolette" in Italian cuisine, are a delicious and classic dish that's simple to prepare yet bursting with flavor. Here's a traditional recipe for veal cutlets:

  • 8.8 ounces veal cutlets
  • 4.6 ounces breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (grated)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Sicilian pecorino cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon mint (chopped)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  2. Immerse the veal inside the eggs so that they are covered with eggs and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs, with pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, and chopped aromatic herbs on a plate.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  5. After 30 minutes, take the meat out of the fridge, and start the breading, pressing the veal slice well with your hands inside the breadcrumb mix so as to best adhere the breading to the slice of meat.
  6. Dip the slice of breaded meat inside a pan with hot oil.
  7. Turn the cutlets and finish cooking when they become golden brown.
Keywords: Veal cutlets, cotolette