FRANK SINATRA’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT
PATSY’S, NE WYORK
WEST 56th STREET
FRANK SINATRA & AVA GARDNER
MANGIA BENE !!!
Frank Sinatra loved Veal Milanese. His Dad Marty used to make it for young Frank and Sinatra ate Veal Milanese over a thousand times at his most favorite restaurant in the World, PATSY’S of NEW YORK on West 56th Street .. Franks other favorites were; Clams Posillipo, Spaghetti & Meatballs, SUNDAY SAUCE, and Rigatoni Marinara …
See Daniel Bellino Zwicke’s book “SUNDAY SAUCE” When Italian-Americans Cook for recipes of Sinatra’s favorite dishes and recipes for SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA and DOLLY SINATRA’S MARINARA ..
And MANGIA BENE !!!
VEAL MILANESE RECIPE alla SINATRA
- 2 cups Bread Crumbs (Plain)
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
- 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 4 veal cutlets (about 1 1/4 pounds), pounded thin to slightly less than 1/4 inch
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
DIRECTIONS Break or cut the bread into large chunks and place in a food processor. Process until the bread is reduced into fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs into a large bowl and stir in the cheese, oregano and parsley. Gradually add 3 tablespoons of oil, stirring until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread the flour onto a large plate, plate the eggs in a shallow bowl and spread the seasoned bread crumbs on a second large plate. Coat each veal cutlet in the flour, then the beaten eggs and then the bread crumbs, patting with the palm of your hand to ensure adhesion.
Heat 1 cup of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high flame (to a frying temperature of 350 degrees F.) and sauté the veal for 2 minutes. Turn and sauté for 1 additional minute. Do not crowd the pan. If necessary, fry the cutlets in batches. Remove with a slotted spatula and drain on paper towels. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with lemon wedges.