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Category: Main courses

Turkey Schnitzel

Turkey Schnitzel
Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

It's unlikely that any of us will feel like roasting whole turkeys in the near future. But you can still enjoy the taste of turkey without the hoopla of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cooking with turkey parts means not worrying about ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes plus 30 minutes chilling | Serves 2
Note: Good accompaniments are spaetzle, tiny German dumplings or buttered noodles along with garlicky spinach or sauteed red cabbage.
  • 2 turkey breast cutlets, about 4 ounces each
  • 1/4 cup flour, seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs, left out to dry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley, for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons drained capers, for garnish
  • 2 lemon wedges, for garnish

Step 1Tear 4 sheets of plastic wrap. Put each cutlet between 2 sheets. Gently pound cutlet from center to edges until uniformly 1/4-inch thick. Put seasoned flour on 1 sheet waxed paper, bread crumbs on another and egg in shallow pie dish. Dip each cutlet into flour, beaten egg and then bread crumbs, coating cutlet evenly. Arrange cutlets on wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate 30 minutes for coating to adhere and dry out slightly. Before cooking, generously season both sides cutlets with salt and pepper.

Step 2Heat oil and butter in 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, saute cutlets until well-browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and brown other side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot garnished with parsley, capers and lemon wedges.

Each of 2 servings:
Each serving: 302 calories; 932 mg sodium; 175 mg cholesterol; 16 grams fat; 38 grams carbohydrates; 26 grams protein; 0.20 gram fiber.
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