Veal Scaloppini with Roasted Pepper and Purple Onion Sauce

My husband loves his potatoes and his red meat but I don’t want to cook red meat everyday because it increases risks for cardiovascular disease and cancer. And since my husband does not eat poultry, it can be a challenge at times to find something to fix for the rest of my gang. I will have to admit that today I was running out of ideas of healthy meals for the rest of my family.  As we went home, I asked my daughter what she wanted to eat, and the replied;” I don’t know…”. That was much help! So once again I browsed in the grocery store in search of finding my inspiration. My husband loves veal so I decided that this is what he would have.

Ingredients: 2 veal scallopinis, 2 red pepper halves sliced in small strips (from a container of roasted bell pepper), 1 purple onion sliced thinly, 1 cup of broth, 1 cup of white wine, 1/8 tsp of salt, 1/16 tsp of pepper, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, a dash of red pepper flake. 2 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of flour. 1 cup of italian breadcrumbs, olive oil.

In a frying pan, put 2 tbsp of olive oil and turn the heat up. Add the sliced onions and saute them until they become brownish and soft. Add the bell pepper to the sauteeed onions and saute then. Add the warm broth, the white wine, salt, pepper and sugar and bring to boil. When the sauce has come to boil, reduce the temperature to medium low and let it simmer until the sauce has reduced to half ( it may take 10-15 minutes). Stir periodically to avoid scorching.

While the sauce is cooking, fix the veal scallopini. Prepare 3 shallow plates. In one, place the egg with a dash of salt and pepper and beat the eggs to mix the egg whites to the yolks. In another bowl, place the flour. In another bowl, place the milk. In another bowl, place the crumbs. Place the scallopini on the roulpat, fold the roulpat over the meat and with the rolling pin, beat the scallopini until it is flat and thinner. Repeat with the other scallopini. Cut each scallopini in half. Place the scallopini first in the flour, then in the milk, then in the egg mixture and then finally in the breadcrumbs. Place the scallopini in the frying pan and cook for 1 minute on each side. Repeat with all the scallopinis.

I fixed pasta to accompany this meat. You can cook the pastas according to the package direction.

To serve, place the pasta on the plate, top the pasta with a scallopini. Drizzle the sauce over the meat and pasta . Et voila!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!