Mom's Fried Veal Cutlet Recipe

Thursday, October 20, 2011

1 1/2 lbs veal cutlets around 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter (optional)
5 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup dry Italian flavored bread crumbs or more
 (mom made her own breadcrumbs from stale bread click here)
3 tablespoons Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely minced
1 egg
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Combine bread crumbs and  cheese in a pie plate. Add 1 clove finely minced garlic and the fresh parsley together. In another dish beat one egg with a tablespoon of water.
In a large skillet, heat the oil, and butter (optional) with the remaining whole cloves of garlic. Turn the garlic cloves until pale yellow. Mash the cloves into the oil using the tines of a fork when they become toasted, then remove.
Season the veal with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Dip each piece of veal egg then into the seasoned bread crumbs coating both sides well. Dip into the egg mixture once again. Roll in the bread crumbs a second time.
Pan fry the veal cutlets in the olive oil, carefully turning once, until well browned on both sides. Turn down to low heat and fry till brown and tender around 25 to 20 minutes.
A mixture of 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, oregano, black pepper, salt to taste and 1 tablespoon of melted butter make a great sauce over the top.


  1. How many memories are tied to my mother's cutlets! You have brought me back in time with this recipe. Bye, have a great day

  2. your mom recipe sounds very delicious!and the sauce for serving too!

  3. It is so co that you got all of these recipes from your mom. When my mom got Alzheimer's she cut up all of her recipe cards and cook books and told us she was making a collage for her teacher at school. Every family recipe was lost. At least we still have the memories.

  4. These cutlets do look delicious. Veal is not something I find everyday, but luckily I travel to Central Market every 2 months. Cutlets will be on the grocery list, your picture is so making me want to taste it. Have a great day!

  5. there is a local favorite around here, with Italian influences, of a very similar garlicky veal fried cutlet and served with a traditional southern tomato gravy.... you will see it in the new cookbook...

  6. I've never actually had veal before. Not sure why, just haven't.

    That's a lot of garlic in there! Yum Yum!!

  7. My husband would die for this gorgeous looking veal cutlet....:)

  8. Cutlets re so easy and versatile. Hardly anyone does veal anymore - but I will confess to still loving it. This is so simnple but just pure delicious. You should put together a book of just your mom's recipes. Did she follow a recipe or just cook by instinct?

  9. My grandmother wrote down almost this exact recipe for my dad's wife! Thanks for reminding me I should dig it up and try it out.

  10. I don't think I've ever had veal before. Thanks for a great recipe!

  11. I love your mom's recipes...simple but delicious! This is one my family would love, Claudia!

  12. Oh how I love veal! I haven't made it myself before though.. on the list!!

  13. It's been way too long since I had a veal cutlet - these look so good! Wish I had one!

  14. Dear Claudia, I love to make my own bread crumbs too. They have a better texture and you can season them as you like. Of course, I don't get to do that all that often. I just love these veal cutlets. They would make a great sandwich on Italian bread.Have a beautiful and blessed evening. Your friend, Catherine xo

  15. That sounds garlic-o-licious! GREAT recipe!

  16. Claudia, I think u know by now that I love fried food so this is an excellent recipe for me. Yum!

    Oh, I'd submitted my Creepy Halloween Pumpkin Treats for a Recipe Challenge. I'd appreciate a minute of your time to hop over to VOTE for my entry. Voting closes 24 Oct 2011. I thank you for your votes & appreciate your kind gesture!

  17. Mom's recipes are always the best!xxx

  18. Oh Greg, that was sad! Claudia, I know you miss your mom. ((HUGS)) At least you know she loved you and you loved her; what a blessing!

    Lovely recipe!

  19. Aren't mom's recipes the best? This looks fantastic! :)

  20. You brought back nice memories for me... My Mom used to make breaded, fried veal cutlet when I was little. Oh Lord, how I loved when she made it! There's nothing like veal cutlet in Brooklyn! ;)
    Yours looks delicious frying in that pan!

  21. My mother in law used to make these..and I remember her pounding down of the veal to make it so very thin..It was one of her specialty meals..and she always made her own bread crumbs from stale bread..Wow! you brought back some really nice memories..Thanks for sharing!


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