Palermo cutlets (baked)

Palermo cutlets (baked)

Maybe they're little known outside of Sicily, but for Sicilians, baked palermo cutlets are a piece of heart. These are mainly slices of beef, but also chicken, pork or veal first marinated in extra virgin olive oil and lemon, and then breaded in a mixture of grated bread and pecorino cheese. To which you can add various spices: I, For example,, I always put dry oregano, fragrant,  some’ chopped parsley and sometimes even a little’ of sesame seeds. But they are also excellent with chopped mint or capers. In short, you can indulge your tastes. A very simple and really delicious traditional Sicilian recipe, that won't make you regret the traditional fried cutlets in the clarified oil or butter. Very easy to prepare, as you see in VIDEO RECIPE.

Palermo cutlets, tasty and light

Slices of meat, who don't have the classic bread in flour and beaten egg, they are not fried but cooked in the oven or even on the plate. They are therefore much lighter than traditional fried cutlets (you've already tried the FRIED CUTLETS WITH MESSINA, with video recipe Annexed?). I prefer baking, on well-oiled baking paper. The result is practically identical to fried cutlet: golden breadcrumbs, crunchy, flavorful, juicy interior.

My advice to prefer rather high slices, about one centimeter, so that they remain very soft. Thanks to the presence of pecorino cheese, the breadcrumbs are very tasty and take on a really inviting color. I assure you the baked palermo cutlets will not make you regret the frying, Indeed, i'm sure they'll become the favorites of many of you. I find pork loin and chicken breast to be the most suitable meats for this type of preparation. But my mother, that's palermo, prefers beef.

Cutlets of meat, fish or vegetables: all alternatives

Of course I remind you to take a look at all my SICILIAN RECIPES and, leaving you some other ideas on cutlets, I wish you good day!

Palermo cutlets (baked)


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  • 8 slices beef, calf or chicken about an inch thick (about 800 grams)
  • 150 grams of grated bread
  • 70 grams of grated pecorino cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • dried oregano, to taste
  • fresh parsley, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • the juice of a lemon


As you can see in the VIDEO RECIPE baked palermo cutlets are simple and quick to prepare, and they have a really inviting color. I assure you that they will not make you regret the traditional fried cutlets in the clarified oil or butter.

Put lemon juice in a dish, l & #8217; olive oil, some’ oregano, salt and chopped parsley. Turn the slices of meat you have chosen into the marinade, so that they are evenly impregnated on both sides. Cover with food film and let stand for at least 30 minutes.

Palermo cutlets (baked)

Meanwhile, prepare the breadcrumbs by stirring the grated bread, pecorino, some’ salt and oregano. Often I also add sesame seeds, but it's my personal variant. Coat a baking tray with baking paper and grease it with extra virgin olive oil.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees ventilated. Wrap each slice in the seasoned grated bread mixture, pressing well and making sure that the pan is compact and even. Lay the slices in a baking tray and spray again with a few drips of extra virgin olive oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the baked palermitana cutlets are golden and crispy, turning the slices in the middle of cooking. Serve immediately with a sumptuous and fresh FENNEL SALAD AND ORANGES. Bon appétit!



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Carmel February 9th, 2021 at 08:55

Ada Bonjour, for health reasons I eat little meat, if you know some vegetarian recipes, are the welcome, Thanks

Ada Parisi February 9th, 2021 at 21:05

Good morning Carmelo, you've already taken a look at the vegetarian recipes section? You can find them here https://www.sicilianicreativiincucina.it/ricette/piatti-vegetariani-uova-e-contorni/
a warm greeting


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