Serves people

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Veal Piccata


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 lb. baby veal medallions, cut into 2-oz. scallops
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice, strained
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Capers


Blend the flour and salt. Dust (don't dredge) the veal scallops with the seasoned flour.

Heat 1 Tbs. of the butter and 1 Tbs. olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until the mixture bubbles. Add the crushed red pepper. In two or three batches (depending on the size of your skillet; don't overlap the veal), cook the veal scallops on both sides until lightly browned. This takes less than a minute. Add more butter and oil to the pan, 1 Tbs. at a time, if necessary.

Remove the veal scallops and keep warm. When all are cooked, add the wine and the lemon juice to the pan and bring to a boil. Whisk the bottom of the pan to dislodge browned bits and dissolve pan juices.

Reduce the liquid in the pan by about half. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining butter a little at a time, to make a creamy-looking sauce.

Serve two or three pieces of veal per person, and nap with some of the sauce, capers, and chopped parsley. The best side dish for this in my opinion is rice, especially if cooked in a bit of stock with herbs.