This recipe from Michael Symon’s Live to Cook (Clarkson Potter, 2009) 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. You get some great texture from the standard breading, and the arugula salad keeps things light and flavorful.
Veal Chop Milanese with Arugula Salad
Recipe from Michael Symon’s Live to Cook:
4 bone-in veal chops, each 12 ounces
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
2 cups panko bread crumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 cups arugula
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
12 fresh basil leaves
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 ¼ inch thick.
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. 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.
Heat a large sauté 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.
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. Add the arugula, tomatoes, and basil to the dressing and gently toss together. To serve, place a veal chop in the center of each plate and top with salad.