One of the most classic Milanese dishes is the cotoletta. Typically made with veal, but often with chicken as well, the cotoletta is a family favorite and is a pretty simple dish to whip up. We're walking you through the traditional recipe and steps for this typical dish of Milan.
What you'll need:
- 4 chicken or veal cutlets
- 1 cup seasoned italian bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- extra virgin olive oil
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare two medium mixing bowls: one with your cracked and beaten egg and the other with parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic. Take your cutlets, one at a time, and dip both sides into the egg bowl making sure all of the cutlet is covered, and then into the breadcrumb bowl. Prepare all four of your cutlets in this way.
Coat a large pan in evoo, and place your cutlets down on medium heat until both sides are browned.
Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste and a bit of lemon juice if you'd like. Pair with roasted potatoes or a green salad and enjoy la cotoletta alla milanese!