Cotoletta milanese (Milan-style schnitzel)

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Time 20 Minutes
  • 4 slices of veal (approximately 120g each)
  • 250g clarified butter - see note in step 2
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g dried breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Sea salt

How to Make It
Step 1

Season the veal steaks with sea salt to taste. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl. Use a fork to lightly whisk the eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Dip one of the veal steaks in the egg mixture, then coat in breadcrumbs. Place the cotoletta (crumbed veal) onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining cotolette.

Step 2

Heat half of the clarified butter in a non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat. Cook the crumbed veal, 2 at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Heat the remaining clarified butter and cook the remaining veal.

Note: You can make your own clarified butter or buy it in supermarkets.

Step 3

Serve the Cotoletta milanese (Milan-style schnitzel) with lemon wedges – buon appetito!

4 slices of veal (approximately 120g each)|250g unsalted butter, cut into cubes|2 eggs|200g dried breadcrumbs|Lemon wedges, to serve|Sea salt

Vanessa Bottaro

Author, Founder and Creative Director at Italian Spoon
In my eyes, Italian cuisine is love on a plate.

Vanessa is Creative Director of the Italian Spoon website and Author of The Italian entertaining cookbook, a collection of home-style Italian recipes and tips for entertaining in true Italian-style. In addition to cooking and taking photographs, Vanessa writes the recipes and blogs to bring the love of Italian cooking to life! The collection of recipes and blogs on the website have been inspired by travels to Italy and desire to share what she has learnt from the great ‘Mamma’s and ‘Nonna’s in her life!

Vanessa is an entrepreneur and wife to husband Simone and the mother of two beautiful kids Dante and Mia. Even so she was born and lives in Melbourne Australia, Vanessa has a deep connection to Italy. Perhaps it is the food, or maybe it is because it is the place where Vanessa met the love of her life, Simone to whom she has been happily married for so many years.
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