Veal Picatta

Some people have a problem eating veal, not me

Lately every time I go to the grocery store veal has been on clearance. If this keeps up I should probably play some long shots at the race track.

I’ll pick a horse with a food name.

Veal Picatta

  • 1 lb veal cutlets
  • flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage
  • Salt/pepper

Pound out veal 1/8″ thick. Season veal cutlets with salt and pepper. Mix sage with some flour and coat each cutlet. Melt three tablespoons butter in a frying pan. Saute veal until done, about 2 minutes per side. Don’t overcrowd the pan, the veal may need to be cooked in batches. Set  meat on a plate and tent with foil. Add a tablespoon of butter, shallot and garlic to pan and fry until fragrant. Add brandy and deglaze pan. Add lemon juice and capers and cook until sauce thickens, about five minutes. Serve veal with sauce spooned over.

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27 Responses to Veal Picatta

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    I bet that brandy really brings a ton of flavor to this dish, Greg. How I envy you your cutlets. I’ve not seen them in ages but you’ve not only found some but got them on sale! Bravo!

  2. theslowroasteditalian says:

    Really, veal??? I was just talking to my mom tonight about making a piccata and veal sounds fabulous! Sage is a great compliment too. Thanks for sharing guys.

  3. Capers and lemon.. my favorite and we never seem to have veal here.. never mind on sale!!

  4. Tandy says:

    I wish we could get veal here 🙂

  5. I love veal, what’s wrong with people! Or maybe it’s spring = over supply? Your recipe looks delicious!

  6. I’m mad for capers. and this dish looks a pretty good way to use them. Nice recipe.

  7. Nice recipe. If I wasn’t in “freezer trouble”, I would make this. Oh well, later.

  8. Lovely combination of flavours.
    🙂 Mandy

  9. Charles says:

    Lovely looking dish Greg – I’ve never cooked with veal before… I don’t really have any good recipes I know for it. Should give this one a try and it looks like a good dish for a veal noob like me!

  10. Mad Dog says:

    Delicious and very lucky to get veal cheap 😉

  11. SimpleP says:

    Great recipe. Simple and looks delicious.

  12. aFrankAngle says:

    Given the flavors, what wine did you have with this?

  13. I have never in my entire life seen veal on clearance. If I do, I’ll go to the track too!

  14. billpeeler says:

    Nothing like good, tender veal – jealous that you’re getting it on special! Simple and easy – sounds like another fantastic mid-week meal —–

  15. Caroline says:

    Not sure if I’ve actually ever tried veal, but I’m open to it. 🙂 Sounds delicious.

  16. Eva Taylor says:

    Veal is a very healthy protein, Greg. Sadly I don’t eat it because I just don’t agree with the way the poor things are treated, but JT loves it. He often has it in restaurants! I love the brandy in the recipe, I think I may have to try it with chicken cutlets! Have a great weekend.

  17. k.m. says:

    Brandy on veal? Sounds really good, plus I love capers.

  18. Beautiful – we can get beal here but it´s a bit older than the stuff they sel lin the UK. I really enjoy it!

  19. Dr Dan says:

    The addition of brandy and sage in this recipe is quite interesting. I will have to try it!

  20. Not to be a downer, but I have a problem with veal because I grew up in an area where it was “raised” and had to see how cruel it is. 😦 However, I did see at Whole Foods that the meat they sell aren’t raised in a cruel manner, so I might have to try it.

  21. TasteFood says:

    This is one of my favorite preparations for veal. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Delicious caper-filled sauce! I can get on board with that.

  23. Kristy says:

    I’m not sure this one would be up my alley, but always worth a try. That said, I know Mike would love this and if he saw this on a menu it would be his choice for dinner over all else.

  24. Karen says:

    Wow…veal on sale. You really are lucky as it is never on sale here.

  25. egg me on says:

    Look at all those capers!!! Sorry … I’m a little behind on my blog reading. But, really, this looks great.

  26. Carolyn Chan says:

    We don’t even get veal easily let alone on sale ! Yummy looking dish !

  27. Kristyna says:

    We must shop at the same store, I just picked up a clearance package of Veal and was looking for a good recipe. Thank you! 🙂

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