Saltimbocca alla romana

In Italian, saltimbocca means “to jump in the mouth.” The flavours in this veal dish do just that. 



  • 700 grams veal scaloppine, pounded to 5mm thickness
  • about 100 thinly sliced prosciutto crudo
  • 1 large bunch fresh sage (with large leaves
  • 4 tablespoons (about) butter, divided
  • 1 cup dry white wine


  1. Sprinkle veal on both sides with salt and pepper. Top each with 1 prosciutto slice and 1 sage leaf and fix them with some toothpick.
  2. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over high heat until foaming. Working in batches and adding more butter as needed (reserving 1 tablespoon), cook veal in single layer, prosciutto side down, until brown, about 1 minute. Using spatula, carefully turn veal over, keeping sage leaf intact. Cook until brown, about 1 minute longer.saaaaaaaaa

  3. Add wine and cook over high heat until liquid is reduced by 1/3, scraping up browned bits, about 2 minutes. Transfer veal to platter, pour sauce over, and serve.

Greta Scacchi


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