Veal Chop Milanese with Arugula Salad

This is a very simple dish to make and is also one that works with all sorts of different meats, such as chicken, pork, beef, and most game. It makes a great late lunch or early dinner in the summertime when tomatoes and arugula are bountiful. The thing I love about it is you get some great texture from the standard breading, and the arugula salad keeps things light and flavorful.

Reprinted from the book Michael Symon's Live to Cook by Michael Symon. Copyright 2009 by Michael Symon. Photographs copyright 2009 by Ben Fink. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.

Veal Chop Milanese with Arugula Salad

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    4 bone-in veal chops, each 12 ounces 1 garlic clove, minced
    2 cups all-purpose flour Juice of 1 lemon
    4 large eggs 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 cups panko bread crumbs 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cups arugula
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup olive oil 12 fresh basil leaves
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter


    Total: 45 min
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    • 1

      Put the veal chops on a cutting board and cover them with a large piece of plastic wrap. With a meat mallet, pound the meat to 1/4 inch thick.

    • 2

      Set up a breading station: In three separate bowls put the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. Lightly whisk the eggs. Stir the Parmesan into the bread crumbs.

    • 3

      Season the veal chops liberally with salt and pepper. Dredge them in flour and shake off the excess, then dip them in egg, and then in bread crumbs to coat.

    • 4

      Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and butter. When the fat is hot add the veal chops and cook until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Remove to paper towels to drain until ready to serve.

    • 5

      In a large mixing bowl combine the garlic, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon salt. Whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil. Add the onion, toss to coat evenly, and let marinate for 10 minutes.

    • 6

      Add the arugula, tomatoes, and basil to the dressing and gently toss together.

    • 7

      To serve, place a veal chop in the center of each plate and top with salad.

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