Gluten Free Italian Veal Cutlets

For a special Sunday Dinner, make your family a nice platter of Italian Veal Cutlets.  This was one of my dad’s favorite meals, I especially remember how he loved to order a veal cutlet sandwich at one of the local restaurants.  So be sure to make enough for dinner and leftovers for sandwiches the next day!

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I am fortunate to live in an Italian neighborhood where we can find thin sliced veal cutlets at the market.  At today’s prices, it’s a splurge but if you are making a nice dinner for two you can get away with less than a pound.  Serve with gluten free pasta and extra marinara sauce.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Set up 3 breading trays (or use plates), one with rice flour, one with beaten egg and one with breadcrumbs.  Preheat the oven to 350º.

Heat a large nonstick skillet with several tablespoons of olive oil.  Keep the heat on medium low.  Working quickly, dredge each piece of veal in the flour, then dip in the egg mixture.  Shake off the excess egg and dredge in the breadcrumbs.  As you finish coating each piece add it to the skillet.  Cook 2 minutes per side until nicely browned, then transfer to a baking sheet.  Continue with the remaining slices, adding more olive oil to the pan as needed.  The cutlets do not have to be cooked through at this point, they will finish in the oven.

Ladle marinara over each slice and top with grated cheese, as much as you like.

Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, just enough to melt the cheese.

That’s it.  Not complicated at all.  Serve with a nice plate of pasta and some good gluten free bread to soak up the sauce and you’ve got a fine meal on the table in under an hour (they’ll think you’ve been cooking all day though).

Notes ♪♫ Veal cutlets need to be sliced very thin.  If you can’t get them this way at the store you will need to place the meat between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound to 1/4″ thickness with a meat mallet.  If veal is not in the budget, you will be happy to know you can also make this recipe with chicken.

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Apple Stuffed Honeynut Squash

Have you seen the adorable Honeynut Squash at your local market this fall? I couldn’t resist buying one, they are so cute!  At about 6″ in length, the size is perfect for the two of us.  Similar to butternut squash, the Honeynut is much smaller and sweeter, with a dark orange pulp.

Unlike the larger butternut and acorn variety, you won’t pull a muscle slicing through this petite squash.  The skin is much thinner, so thin that you can eat it!

Roasted and stuffed with a simple sauté of diced apples, the finished dish is as appealing to the taste buds as it is to the eye.

Follow these easy steps to create the perfect fall side dish for two!

Ingredients:

  • 1 honeynut squash
  • olive oil
  • maple seasoning
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • cinnamon
  • fresh rosemary for garnish

Preparation:

Roasting is the way to go with this tiny squash.  Simply cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds and brush the inside with olive oil.

Sprinkle with seasoning of your choice.

 Arrange cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil, and bake for 35 minutes at 375º.

The Honeynut squash is so small, you can easily fit one on a sheet pan with another veggie course.

While the squash is baking, peel and dice the apple.  I used a Honeycrisp apple.  Heat a small skillet on medium low.  Add the apples with a pat of butter and toss to combine.  Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Remove the squash from the oven turn it over carefully, use tongs.  Spoon the apples into each half.  Garnish with fresh rosemary.

The old saying “we eat with our eyes first” is so true.  Look at that beautiful presentation!  Guest worthy, but on the table in under an hour so you can try it on a week night!  Be sure to pin this side dish to your fall favorites!

Notes ♪♫  Not a paid link, just sharing that I used Taste of Inspirations Maple and Sage Pork Rub in this recipe!  It is both gluten free and low sodium.

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