Veal Chops With Lemon Sage Sauce

Veal, lemon and sage were meant to be paired together, and expensive cuts like these veal chops call for a simple preparation. Although you can grill these chops if desired, we find this method of preparation very effective in creating a moist chop with a nice golden brown crust. We prefer our veal chops medium rare, but if you like your meat cooked a little more, simply leave in the oven an extra minute or two.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Veal Chops With Lemon Sage Sauce

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

All a great veal chop needs is a little lemon and sage!


4 Veal Chops, At Least 1 1/2 Inch Thick
8 Fresh Sage Leaves
Two Fresh Large Lemons
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
Lightly oil the chops, and season with salt and pepper.
In a heavy oven-proof cast iron grill pan, sear the chops until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
Place the pan in the hot oven and cook an additional 10 minutes for medium rare.
Serve with the fresh sage leaves and lemons.


2 Responses to “Saltimbocca alla Romana”

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    Jane cowie — April 18, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    Have cooked this on numerous occasions for guests and they love it. Most of the time I use Marsala wine instead of white wine, which ever both are great. Quick and easy recipe


    Deborah Reply:

    Jane, it is a quick and easy recipe, like so many Italian favorites!


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