Lemon Scaloppine

Lemon Scaloppine

Veal cutlets with lemon juice.

This is the way Italian kids are initiated to meat.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

250 calories per serving 


260 g veal cutlets, thinly sliced    
2 tbsp cornstarch   16 g
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   3/4 lemon
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
1/3 cup beef broth   85 mL
1/2 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped   3 g
1 clove garlic    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

For good results, have the veal sliced very thin, i.e. less than 3 mm. If possible, choose «milk-fed veal» which is much younger and more tender than the grain-fed one.

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Flatten and tenderize the cutlets using a meat pounder. Make a few shallow cuts around the outside edge to avoid curling during cooking. Coat them with the cornstarch and shake off the excess.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the whole garlic cloves, sauté 1-2 min, then add the cutlets, and brown each side for about 1 min.
  3. Pour the warm broth into the pan, cover, and cook over low heat 5-6 min. Take out the garlic, add the lemon juice, then cook 1 min. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley then serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (140g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




12 g

18 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

8 %


70 mg


170 mg

7 %


9 g

3 %


0 g

1 %


0 g


26 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

15 %


2 %


4 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: ½ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Folacin, Magnesium, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc
Good source of :
Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Veal | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Source of Omega-3 | Sauté/Stir Fry | Italian

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