Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lemon Veal Cutlets with Smashed Potatoes

I have to say I wasn't quite sure on how this dish was going to turn out but I am glad that we gave it a go.

Lemon doesn't really strike me as a perfect match for veal in fact I would have thought the strong sharp taste would have overpowered the veal but to my surprise it didn’t – if anything it was a pleasant tang complimenting the soft pan fried veal.

Saying all of this though, I was the only one that liked the sauce. Noel and the kids had their meals without it and actually feel that they missed out on enjoying the flavours once combined. The only lemon sauce the kids like comes from the local Chinese take away and is served with battered chicken!

Lemon Veal Cutlets with Smashed Potatoes
(Recipe adapted from WW Cooking for Everyone)

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 6.5

1 kilogram baby chat potatoes, cleaned
cooking spray
¼ cup plain flour
freshly ground black pepper
4 veal cutlets (150g), all visible fat trimmed
1 tablespoon baby capers, drained
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup water

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 – 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly. Place the potatoes on a lined oven tray and using a potato masher, gently press the potatoes to squash them. Cooked with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Place the flour in a large snap lock bag and season with salt and pepper. Add the veal, seal the bag and toss to coat veal cutlets completely. Remove from bag shaking off the excess flour.

Heat a large frying pan and coat with cooking spray. Add the veal and cook for 2 – 3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove from pan and keep warm.

Add the capers, juice and water to the pan. Using a wooden spoon scrap along the bottom to pick up any bits. Bring to the boil, stirring.

Serve the veal drizzled with the pan juices accompanied by the smashed potatoes and vegetables of your choice.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Bo said...

I don't usually eat veal, because it is so expensive here. This looks like a fantastic meal. Maybe I can make it with pork cutlets.

DailyChef said...

What wonderful presentation. It looks like such a great meal...Definitely want to try it!

CATE said...

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