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Veal Francese

Veal Francese


  • 8 veal cutlets from the leg

  • Salt and white pepper

  • 1 cup AP flour

  • 1 teaspoon each granulated garlic and onion

  • 1 teaspoon ground sage

  • 3 large eggs

  • ¼ cup EVOO

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup crisp Italian white wine

  • ½ cup chopped flat parsley

  • ½ cup chicken stock or bone broth

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • ½ cup heavy cream


Serves: 4

Prepare all your ingredients and set near the stove, including juicing a lemon and slicing a lemon, as this recipe moves fast. You will need a 14-inch or your largest nonstick skillet. Use a transfer platter to keep the veal warm if you need to make it in two batches based on pan size.    

Pound veal to ¼ inch with mallet and season with salt and white pepper on both sides.

In a shallow dish, combine flour with granulated garlic and onion and sage.   

In a second shallow dish, whisk up the eggs.

In the large skillet, heat a thin layer of EVOO on just-over medium heat. Coat the veal in the flour and shake off excess. Dip in eggs and cook 3 minutes, then turn and cook 2 minutes more. Keep on warm platter covered with foil. Brown thin slices of lemon in the pan, then add wine and reduce by half, 1 minute. Add half the parsley, the stock or bone broth, butter and lemon juice, then reduce heat to low, stir in cream and slide veal into sauce for 1 minute. Turn in sauce and place on platter. Arrange the sliced lemon on top and garnish with remaining parsley.