Veal piccata


Veal piccata

This dish brings dear memories from the time I lived in Greece.  It was a dish I got to know at a friend’s house too many  years ago. Probably one of the first dinners I had as a “grown-up”.  It’s very easy and quick to make. I got my refresher course on this recipe with Emeril Lagrasse on the food network. Gotta warn you, it’s peppery.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 thinly sliced veal  scallops
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon capers,
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves

How to make: Mix the flour with the salt and pepper. Flour the veal scallops, lightly. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoon  butter in a heavy skillet. Saute the veal, one minute per side. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Now is the time to use a wooden spoon to scrape all meat bits from the bottom of the skillet and get a great flavored graving and a pan easy to clean later. In a few minutes, add the chicken stock, garlic, lemon juice from a lemon and capers and cook for another five minutes. Add salt to taste, if needed,  and  the remaining 3 1/2 tablespoons butter. When the sauce is lightly thickened, add the chopped parsley, cook for couple more minutes and enjoy!


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