Your Simple Scallopini Dinner….
…..will be very quick and easy. And,,WOW,,is it good! First let’s get the veggies prepped, on a baking pan and in the oven.
Set your oven at 450°F/222°C. Cut up the zucchini into thick chunks or thick french fry shaped strips and the potatoes into smaller pieces or french fry shapes.
The potatoes will take longer to cook so let’s make the potato pieces smaller.
Put the veggies into a bowl and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Lightly sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper then heavily sprinkle with grated parmesan.
Toss it all together and repeat the drizzle, sprinkle, toss routine.
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. I use this nonstick cookie sheet that I got on amazon and it makes everything quicker and easier.
Into the oven, middle shelf or higher ’cause your going to switch to the broiler near the end of the process.
Now for the scallopini. You could use veal or chicken cutlets hammered to about 1/8″ thick. Tonight I went with these thin sliced pork cutlets and I didn’t have to hammer them.
Salt and pepper both sides of the cutlets, chop up the garlic and cut up the lemon.
Put a skillet on at medium and lightly spray or wipe it with olive oil.
Check on the veggies and when you poke a piece of potato with a table fork and it is almost but not quite as cooked as you want it switch the oven to broiler setting.
Put the filets in the pan and cook them for just a minute a side.
As they get done move them to a plate and stack them up so that they stay warm.
Put the butter, garlic and parsley in the pan. Squeeze in the lemon juice and toss in the rinds. Mix it up with a wooden spoon getting the bits off the bottom.
When the garlic just starts to get fragrant – a minute or less – spread the filets out on your serving plates and spoon the butter garlic mixture over the filets. The veggies are ready so ……
….serve up your Simple Scallopini Dinner! Bon Appetito!!
We had a real nice Italian Sangiovese with our Simple Scallopini Dinner and it hit the spot. Life is good!