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Veal Saltimbocca
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Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Saltimbocca is a tasty dish with prosciutto, sage, and a gentle, luscious sauce—the perfect meat dish for special occasions.

Veal Saltimbocca
Jernej says these are the best veal schnitzels. And I couldn’t agree more. There’s something special about this simple recipe that makes everyone crave more. Ask your butcher to cut the schnitzel into thin slices or cut the meat yourself. Then, push fresh sage and a thin prosciutto into the meat. Lightly coat in flour and pan-fry until golden. As the meat is very thin, this shouldn’t take longer than 2 minutes. For the sauce, we will need white wine (don’t worry, the alcohol evaporates), sage, and butter. Even though this recipe is simple, it’s perfect for special occasions. Serve it as a warm appetizer or a main dish with your favorite side. We share a couple of ideas on the blog.

Veal Saltimbocca - the best veal steaks

I am still daydreaming about this delicious, juicy, amazing Saltimbocca. These are the top reasons you should make this recipe as soon as possible.

  • this recipe takes 20 minutes to make, and you can make it in one pan
  • delicious mediterranean flavors that won't leave you unimpressed
  • the meat is juicy, tender, and melts in your mouth
  • we love dipping fresh bread into the sauce; so good
  • feel free to store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days

Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Saltimbocca

Essential ingredients

This recipe has a few ingredients, so using high-quality is essential. You can find the whole recipe below. Here, we share a bit more information about the ingredients and substitutes.

Veal - we always use veal in this recipe. However, you could use young beef meat, too. Many people make chicken Saltimbocca, too, but the veal is the most flavorful.

Sage - use fresh sage leaves. 

Prosciutto - it's essential to use high-quality prosciutto, as the flavor of the whole dish depends on it. We used Kras prosciutto.

Wine - choose white wine. We always go for either Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. The alcohol will evaporate.

Butter - adds so much flavor, and we don't recommend any substitutes in this recipe.

What to serve with Veal Saltimbocca

We love to serve Veal Saltimbocca with bread. Fresh white bread. We like to dip the bread into leftover sauce, it's just a magical thing. However, if you plan on serving it as a main dish, we reccomend any of the following sides:

Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Saltimbocca


Veal Saltimbocca is prepared so quickly that we recommend always making it from scratch. It's best to serve this dish right away, when it's still warm, or the butter sauce will start to harden.
If you have any leftovers, store them in a sealed, airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat the dish in a pan on the stove.

How to make Veal Saltimbocca at home (video)

Check this quick video to master making Veal Saltimbocca at home. 

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Thank you Kras for sponsoring this delicious post and providing us with the most delicious prosciutto.

Lets get cooking!

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  • prepare the meat

    For this recipe, we need 12 small, thin veal steaks. Cut the meat yourself or ask your butcher to do it for you. If the steaks are too thick, gently beat with a rolling pin or meat mallet to get 3mm (1/8 inch) steaks. Pat dry the meat with a paper towel. Season lightly with salt and pepper and press one sage leaf into the middle of the meat. Place one slice of prosciutto over the sage and press to stick together. The prosciutto should cover the steak, but not hang over. Cut the prosciutto in half in that case and use a smaller piece.di pršut pritisnemo v meso, da se sestavini povežeta.

  • cook the meat

    Add flour to a large plate. Lightly coat the steaks on both sides and shake off any excess flour. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add oil and butter. Add a third of the steaks with prosciutto side down when the butter melts. Make sure there's enough space between them. Cook the meat for 2 minutes on each side or until they are cooked and soft. Transfer to a plate and repeat the process with the rest of the meat.

  • sauce

    Place the same pan to medium heat. Add the white wine and sage. Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter cut into small cubes. Stir until the butter melts and combines with the white. The sauce should be thick and creamy.

  • serve

    Transfer the steaks to a large plate and pour the sauce all over. Serve with your favorite side dish.


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