“We would have thought we were in Italy”, our Milanese escalope recipe is validated by our Marmitons!

Lasagna, risotto, tiramisù… We love Italian specialties. In fact, we have found our best recipe for Milanese escalopes rated 4.8/5 by our community.

Did you know ? The recipe for “scalopina” or “cotoletta alla milanese” is a recipe from Milan which dates back to the Middle Ages! More precisely, we find its first traces in a work dating from 1183. It reports that escalopes would have been served during a banquet at the Saint-Ambroise basilica, during the year 1134.

There is, however, a debate according to which the origin of this recipe was not born in Italy but in Austria. We find in Austrian cuisine the Viennese schnitzel, whose recipe is similar. However, we could further add fuel to the fire by mentioning certain versions of history which claim that the breaded schnitzel was introduced by the French, during the Napoleonic wars.

Far be it from us to want to upset anyone. Instead, we prefer to give you our best recipe.

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The recipe for Milanese escalopes

Traditionally, escalopes are cooked in butter. The latter, however, risks burning under the action of heat. If you have it available, use clarified butter instead, otherwise an oil suitable for frying such as sunflower oil will do the trick.

For 2 people
Ingredients :

  • 2 veal escalopes
  • flour
  • breadcrumbs
  • Grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon

If the cutlets are too thick, flatten them with a rolling pin between two sheets of cling film.

Prepare three deep plates: place the flour in the first, a beaten salted and peppered egg in the second, and finally breadcrumbs and grated parmesan mixed in equal parts.

Dredge the cutlets in flour, then dip them in the beaten egg. Finally roll them in breadcrumbs and cheese. Repeat the operation with the egg and breadcrumbs a second time.

Reserve the escalopes in the refrigerator for at least 15 so that the crust can hold when cooking.

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Heat oil for frying in a pan. Sear the escalopes on both sides so that they are nicely browned, then reduce the heat and cook for another 5 minutes.
Drain the breaded cutlets on a plate covered with absorbent paper.

Serve with a drizzle of lemon juice and as an accompaniment, arugula or tagliatelle in tomato sauce.

“Excellent recipe, very simple and effective. The result is delicious! », “An exceptional recipe, my guests loved it! », “Easy to make, tasty and beautiful presentation. It’s going to become one of my favorite recipes,” our Marmitons are won over.

For a more economical version of the recipe, replace the cutlets with chicken fillets, turkey fillets, or pork cutlets. The result will be just as delicious and it will cost you a lot less.

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Camille Ordonneau


For me, cooking is a passion that is passed down from generation to generation. Arrancini, lasagna, fish couscous and cannoli are part of my family culinary heritage. Specialist in “the…


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