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Italian breaded veal cutlets on a plate with blue background

Veal Milanese

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 636kcal
Author: Edyta
Veal Milanese (or as the Italians call it 'Cotleta Alla Milanese') is a simple Italian dish of breaded veal cutlets, that are coated with flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown. They can be served with just lemon wedges, or with your favorite topping, or with pasta.
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  • 1 lb Veal cutlets
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Clarified Butter or Cooking Oil for frying
  • 1/2 Lemon Quartered


  • Prepare your dishes for breading - beat your eggs in a shallow bowl, add flour and bread crumbs to two separate plates.
  • Season your veal cutlets with salt and pepper.
  • Bread all your cutlets - start with flour (shake off the excess), then the egg, and then the breadcrumbs, then set aside.
  • Preheat your oven to a very low temperature of 200F to keep your cooked veal cutlets warm until you finish up all frying.
  • Preheat your cast-iron skillet until hot, add the clarified butter or oil and let it heat up until hot (about 375 F).
  • Fry your veal cutlets in batches for about 3-4 minutes per side (don't overcrowd the pan as the oil will lose its temperature and the cutlets can get soggy).
  • Remove cooked cutlets onto a rack with baking sheet and place in the oven to keep them warm.
  • Once all your veal cutlets are fried, place them on a serving plate with lemon wedges and serve.


Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg