Veal Saltimbocca

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4 servings


  • 12 small veal scaloppini
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 slices of Parma Ham
  • 12 leaves of fresh sage
  • 6 toothpicks, cut in half
  • Flour for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 pounds escarole
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 12 additional sage leaves for garnish


Season the veal with salt and pepper. Place a sage leaf on top of the veal. Wrap the veal and sage in a slice of the prosciutto and secure with a toothpick. Dredge the veal in seasoned flour and shake off excess flour. In a large saute pan, over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the veal and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove the toothpicks and set aside. Cook the remaining veal in batches using more olive oil as necessary. Deglaze the pan with the wine to make a sauce. In another saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Saute the escarole until tender, about 5 minutes. Just before serving add the garlic and mix well. To serve, mound the escarole in the center of each plate. Arrange three of the veal slices in the center of each plate. Spoon the sauce over each plate