Steak Cutlets Caprese

Friday, February 16, 2018
The best meals are most of the time the easy ones. Just a few ingredients and you will make a perfect dinner that everyone will rave about. This steak cutlet caprese is sure to impress everyone with it's fresh flavors. It's such a great looking dish! It's my go to recipe for many meats and this steak is so tender. You can throw this together really quick, even if you worked all day or been extremely busy. This steak cuts like butter it's so tender!

Fried steak cutlets with mozzarella, fresh basil and tomatoes

Fried or Baked?

When I was growing up mom always seemed to fry everything.

I got away from it as I got older and wanted to bake everything.

Today I treated myself and went for frying.

Yes, I know it's not the healthiest way to eat anything but I always go back to thinking how mom and dad lived well into their 80's and that's all they ate!

Fried steak cutlets with mozzarella, fresh basil and tomatoes

Mom's Best Recipe for Cutlets

Today I made mom's famous easy cutlet recipe.

I used canola oil and I made it caprese style.

I know she would have loved what I did to this delicious friend steak if she was still here.

It's bursting with fresh flavors, the meat is tender as could be.

You have to splurge once in awhile and I did today! Using canola oil is less fat. Drain them on paper towels to absorb the oil.

Fried steak cutlets with mozzarella, fresh basil and tomatoes v

Fresh Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs Make this Dish

I love using plum tomatoes and then the mozzarella with a touch of olive oil and vinegar.

I used lemon juice today to make the photo look prettier.

I prefer to eat this with an aged balsamic vinegar.

It makes everything taste better, mine was 18 year aged and very sweet.

The smell still lingers in the house after you fry the meat and makes my mouth water even after I ate!

Plum tomato slices on a cutting board with a sharp knife

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Steak Cutlets Caprese is a steak with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Baking A Healthier Verison

So go ahead and splurge! Mom used this using it on chicken, fish, cube steaks, venison and steak. I love them all.

If you do decide you prefer to bake these Steak Cutlets instead of fry, they come out delicious also.

Drizzle the cutlets with olive oil. Place on parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees until crispy.

If they start to dry out a little add some white wine to keep them moist. Enjoy!

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prep time: 15 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 50 mins


4 to 5 thin slices of beef, veal or lean pork ( I used rump roast sliced for my cutlets) you can also use chicken, turkey or even cube steaks
Pound them with a mallet meat tenderizer covering the cutlets with wax paper
2 cups Italian bread crumbs seasoned with 1 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, paprika, granulated garlic powder
1 egg beaten with 1/4 cup water 
Garnish freshly thin sliced plum tomatoes
thick sliced mozzarella cheese (whole milk)
fresh basil leaves
good grade olive oil, balsamic vinegar to drizzle over the tops you can also use lemon juice
canola or vegetable oil for frying


Tenderize the meat. Place the meat into the egg mixture. Dip the meat into the bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil on both side until brown.
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella. Add the tomatoes and mozzarella to the top of the meat. Garnish with fresh basil. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar if desired. I also like some oregano on mine.
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Steak Cutlets Caprese is a steak with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


  1. o my this is so delicious! Can't take my eyes off from that golden crisp steak.

  2. Good looking cutlets with a very nice crust - hard to beat fried.

  3. What a versatile recipe! I'd try it with chicken first!!!

  4. All these great flavors working together - easy to make - I am there - YUM!

  5. I agree, Claudia! Sometimes you just gotta splurge and treat yourself, and frying is one of those treats! A beautiful recipe, luv!

  6. Never thought of associating Caprese in a beef cutlet, such a great recipe, Claudia! Thank you for sharing!

  7. The best food is the kind that reminds us of family! My mom used to fry a lot of food, too... And you're right, you've got to splurge sometimes! This looks wonderful! Adding it to my Must Make List!

  8. These look seriously delicious! What an awesome way to use some of the tomatoes and basil my garden will produce this summer.


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