Cotolette is a typical dish from Milan. The original recipe is slightly different than mine as I do not usually fry mine in butter, but I use vegetable oil. This is the version that my mom and my grandma have always made and it is the one that I make regularly at home. The traditional recipe also calls for a thicker veal cutlet (bone included), but nowadays people prefer to use a thinner cut, like those used for “schnitzels” as it cooks faster. You can use either veal or beef (and yes, even pork if you like) for this recipe. It is as simple as it gets and quite tasty, perfect for a mid week dinner. So here goes my version of cotolette.
Sharing this recipe with Friday Potluck by EKat.
Ingredients for 4 persons:
4 thin beef steaks (the ones used for schnitzels)
Start by flattening the meat: each cotoletta has to be about 0.5 cm thick. Keep them aside.
Beat the egg in a bowl and add salt to it. Put the breadcrumbs in a plate.
Dip each steak in the egg and then coat them well with breadcrumbs, pressing with your palm so the crumbs stick well to your cotoletta.
Shallow fry them in hot vegetable oil.
Serve with a simple tomato salad or green salad.
We love this. I actually make it the same way you do, and always in vegetable oil 🙂 I hardly ever cook with butter unless it’s something sweet 😉 It looks delicious!
Beth Michelle says
This looks so yummy!
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
I am making these the same way, I find it that on oil taste much better! You made it fantastic, and it looks really tasty!
Thanks for sharing!
Aroma y Cocina says
Absolutely one on by favorite meals! Beautiful photos.
Hester Casey - Alchemy says
Lovely, Manu, and one of my favourites too. I love using butter but I’ll have to give oil a try next time as it is getting the thumbs up from your readers.
I make fish dish this way 🙂 and it’s easy and one my fav .. absolutely delicious!
Let me know what your husband says about the Gajar ki halwa. There was different version of the dish .. i took the easy way out .. but it truly yummy 🙂
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Milanesas!!!! We have them all the time in Argentina! Also, we have “supremas de pollo”… instead of using beef, we slice a chicken breast thin and then do all the process as for the beef. It’s really good also! Milanesas, milanesas!!
Hehehehe we do the same with chicken!!! I love both… so yummy (like all fried food… hehehehe)! <3