Scaloppine di Vitello alla Lattuga

Veal Scallops with Lettuce

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Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

The early Romans believed that lettuce was good for digestion. This Roman recipe was not originally a scaloppine as we know it. According to Donatella Pavoncello in Dal 1880 ad oggi: la cucina ebraica della mia famiglia, slices of veal were fried in meat fat, then layered with lettuce leaves and baked. As our veal is very lean and has a tendency to dry out quickly, I think it is best to treat this dish as a scaloppine and add the lettuce to the sauce. Try it both way