Sunday, November 7, 2010

Turkey Milanese

This is a recipe from Giada De Laurentiis who was just in Chicago to promote her books. You can serve it up with mashed potatoes and stuffing. Never any leftovers at my house so I pair this with a tomato salad and green beans.
Bon Appetit!
• 1 1/2 pounds (about 8 cutlets) turkey breast, pounded 1/8-inch thick

• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning

• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning

• 3 eggs, beaten

• 2 cups Italian-seasoned or panko bread crumbs

• 1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

Using a meat tenderizer or a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, pound the turkey until 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick.

Combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Place the eggs in a second medium bowl. Place the bread crumbs in a third medium bowl. Season the turkey on both sides with salt and pepper Dredge the turkey in the flour and shake off any excess flour. Dip the turkey into the eggs and then into the bread crumbs to coat. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the turkey, in batches, until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes on each side, adding more oil, if needed. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.