International Day of Italian Cuisines

Costoletta alla Milanese: The recipe

Serves 4
4 veal chops, such as bone-in rib eye
2 eggs
1 cup (125 grams) breadcrumbs
3/4 cup (6 ounces or 170 grams) clarified butter

1. Pat the veal chops well with kitchen paper until dry.

2. Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat.

3. Place the breadcrumbs in another bowl.

4. Dip the chops in the beaten egg, letting any excess egg drip off before placing in the breadcrumbs. Coat the meat entirely. Pat down the breadcrumbs well.

5. Rest in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

6. Place the clarified butter in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the chops until golden brown. Turn the chops once and continue frying until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side.

7. Remove from the pan and place on a wire rack to rest the meat.

8. Season with salt and serve warm with a wedge of lemon if desired.

What IDIC stands for?

The International Day of Italian Cuisines IDIC was born as a reaction against the systematic forgery of Italian cuisine and products. It aims at protecting the right of worldwide consumers to get authentic and quality Italian cuisine when they go to eateries labeled as “Italian”. Thousands of chefs, restaurateurs and lovers of Italian Food all over the world join the annual IDIC appeal, a tradition by now, launched by itchefs-GVCI (Virtual Group of Italian Chefs), a network of over 1900 culinary professionals working in 70 countries. True Italian cuisine is part of the world’s cultural heritage; its celebration is not against creativity in the kitchen or innovation. It’s only about establishing some basic principles: when the name of a traditional Italian dish is used, that dish should be prepared in the traditional manner.

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