Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
There are a few Veal Saltimbocca recipes here, but I hadn't seen the very traditional, very simple one. This is all about showcasing a few fresh, flavorful ingredients for a superb dish. This is very nice served over some wilted spinach, and if you're not a veal person, you can easily substitute pounded chicken breast.
- 1 lb veal scallopini (about 8 pieces)
- 8 slices prosciutto (thin slices)
- 2 tablespoons sage, chopped plus
- 8 leaves sage (additional)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons dry white wine
- 3 tablespoons chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- Pound veal between sheets of waxed paper until thin and even.
- Place one sage leaf on each piece of veal and cover with the prosciutto, secure with a toothpick if needed.
- Heat frying pan to hot, but not smoking, add butter and olive oil.
- Sauté veal on the side without the prosciutto approx 3 minutes.
- Turn and sauté the other side another 3 minutes.
- Remove from pan and add the wine, chicken broth and sage, scraping up any brown bits that may be on the bottom of the pan.
- Cook one minute on high, check seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Return the veal to the pan to re-warm.
- Serve and enjoy.
This IS the traditional recipe. This is exactly how I make it. The only change I make, sometimes, is to use marsala rather than white wine. This is a great dish no matter what wine you use. Easy enough for every day and impressive enough for company.
Delicious! This tastes just like the Veal Saltimbocca dish I had at a restaurant in Vicenza. It works great with chicken breasts as well.
This was so delicious. I love the traditional Italian recipes, a few simple ingredients and fantastic flavor. I have a sage plant outside my kitchen window, when I notice that it needs a haircut, I know it's time to make saltimbocca again. I had to use chicken instead of veal because of availability, but it's delicious either way. Thanks for posting!!