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Lisa’s Veal Piccata

Veal Piccata

A true classic and popular with both Italian-Americans and our ancestors living across the ocean! This tender, delicate veal in lemony sauce is one of the favorite dishes of Lisa’s children. Pair it, as Lisa does, with Crostini with Cannellini & Pesto, Pasta all’Amatriciana or Lemon Spaghetti, Sautéed Sicilian Broccolini as a contorno and Zuppa Inglese with Pound Cake for dessert! All of those recipes, and the full menu, can be found in Lisa’s cookbook Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? And watch Lisa make the full recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel and social media.

Lisa’s Veal Piccata Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 lbs veal scallopine

1/2 cups all purpose flour

Sicilian sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup butter

1 Tablespoon olive oil

Juice of 2 lemons

3 Tablespoons chopped parsley (if desired)

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 Tablespoons capers

Veal Piccata

Lisa’s Veal Piccata Directions:

Place scallopine between two pieces of wax paper and pound until thin.

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Dredge the meat in flour. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter with oil in a large heavy skillet. When the butter foams, add the veal. Cook over high heat about 1 minute on each side. Place veal on a warm platter.

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Add one tablespoon butter and lemon juice to skillet. Deglaze skillet by stirring to dissolve meat juices attached to the bottom of skillet. Stir in parsley, garlic and capers.

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Season, then spoon over veal. Serve immediately.

Veal Piccata


  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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