I won't be giving the recipe with exact measurements because I pretty much just eye-balled the ingredients. For this you will need -
- Thinly sliced beef
- Dry breadcrumbs
- 1-2 Cloves of Garlic
- Italian Parsley
- Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Oil for Frying
- Lemon wedges
- Pound your beef slices to tenderize it, but don't make it too thin.
- In a bowl, beat egg, add crushed or finely chopped garlic cloves, a substantial amount of parsley, and enough salt and pepper. Put beef slices in this and coat it with the egg mixture.
- In a separate plate, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Coat beef slices with breadcrumbs and shallow fry in a pan until brown, turning once. Serve.
I served the Cotolette with simple salad (a mix of romaine lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers with Caesar dressing), and it was really, really a good combination. This was the first time I added parmesan cheese into breadcrumbs, and it really did give a different flavor. If you have friends coming by and you want to prepare something simple yet delicious, go ahead and try this one. Although, you must choose your beef well, nobody wants to chew hard, rubbery meat. If beef is not your choice of meat, you may also use chicken breast or pork.