Broccoli Rabe and Breaded Veal Scallopini

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL:

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 small yellow onion
1 or 2 veal scalopini per person
1 egg, beaten in a bowl
1 or 2 handfuls bread crumbs, in a bowl
2 tablespoons butter


Wash and steam the broccoli rabe for a few minutes (3 or 4) in a pressure cooker.
Thinly slice the onion. Peel the garlic clove, cut in half and remove the stem.
Heat up 1 or 2 tbsp olive oil in a deep pan.
Sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes on medium heat until translucent.
Add the broccoli rabe, close with a lid and cook for a few minutes.
Cut the tomatoes in 4 or 8 wedges depending on their size, add to the pan and cook several more minutes.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Proceed as follows with each scalopini:
Season with salt and pepper.
Dip in beaten egg.
Dip in bread crumb and cover evenly.
Pan fry in a good amount of butter (add more butter before flipping as the bread crumb will absorb it), 1 or 2 minutes on each side over high heat.




We recently moved to old downtown Mountain View and it really feels like heaven. Beautiful and quiet tree-lined streets, century-old houses, inviting vegetable gardens and deliciously fragrant flowers in the front yards, countless parks and playgrounds, shops, restaurants... and of course the weekly farmers market, which I was surprised to read is the fourth largest in California. We walk to it almost every Sunday. What a treat!

One farmer at the very end of the market (I forget their name...) sells the best french string beans we've ever had. They are thin, firm, with a bright green color that attest their freshness. We simply steam them and eat them with a little bit of butter melted on top. This farmer also sells what they label as "Italian broccoli" but is actually broccoli rabe. When my father visited last summer he immediately recognized these greens. They are not common in France, but his Italian grand mother would prepare them when he was a child. My father didn't remember how she would cook them so we made a few trials and here is what we came up with. They were the perfect side dish for our breaded veal scalopini (also a heritage from our Italian descents).




Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:03pm


Related Cooking Videos