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Saltimbocca alla Romana

An oh-so Italian veal dish with fresh sage, prosciutto di Parma and olive oil.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
6 veal cutlets (about 1kg)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 slices prosciutto di Parma
12 large sage leaves, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup plain flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup dry white wine

Slice the cutlets in half and pound each cutlet 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle each cutlet with salt and pepper on one side only; do not salt the side the prosciutto will be on or it will become too salty.

Using a toothpick, secure a slice of prosciutto and a sage leaf on top of each cutlet.

Add the flour to a plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper and whisk together. Dredge each cutlet through the flour, shaking to get rid of the excess flour.

In a 12-inch frying pan melt the butter in the olive oil over medium-high heat. Then add 4 cutlets, prosciutto-side down, into the pan. Cook about 3 minutes on each side. Add the wine to the frying pan and cook until the sharp smell of the wine is cooked off, about 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining cutlets using a clean frying pan. Serve the cutlets on a large platter and drizzle with the sauce. Garnish with fresh sage.

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