Parmesan-Coated Turkey Cutlets Recipe

  • 1 1/4 pounds turkey breast cutlets, halved crosswise if large
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or basil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Accompaniment: lemon wedges
  1. Gently pound cutlets between 2 sheets of plastic wrap with a flat meat pounder or a rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Whisk together eggs, water, salt, pepper, cheese, and parsley in a shallow bowl (batter will be thick).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides. Working quickly, dip 1 cutlet in batter, letting excess drip off, and add to skillet. Repeat with about 3 more cutlets (do not crowd in skillet) and cook, turning over once, until golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes total. Repeat with remaining butter, oil, and cutlets.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges.