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May the muffin rise to greet you, may your friends be always at your door, and until we meet again, warm a single-malt in the palm of your hand and make something homemade for someone you love.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Turkey Saltimbocca

It was difficult to believe how delicious this was, considering it's simplicity.  This was another fabulous recipe from the BHG Ultimate Italian publication (available now).  The only thing I did differently was substitute Sherry for the white wine, since I didn't have any white wine in the house.  It was so good, I wouldn't do it differently next time.  And there WILL be a next time, and a next, and a next.....  Start to finish, it only took 20 minutes and it was incredibly simple.  Great for mid-week, but so good I would serve it to company.  In fact, this year I have "Main Dish" for our annual Christmas Eve progressive dinner and I may well just make this (yes, I think about these things this far in shoot me!).

Turkey Saltimbocca

1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 turkey cutlets (about 3/4 pound)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 slices deli ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
1/4 cup Sherry (or dry white wine)
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian parsley (optional)

In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper.  Place each turkey cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap.  Using flat side meat mallet, pound turkey lightly, working from center to edges, to flatten slightly.  Remove plastic wrap and dredge cutlets in flour mixture.  Shake off excess.

In an extra large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.  Add cutlets; cook 2-4 minutes or until brown on bottom.  Turn cutlets over; top each with a folded slice of ham and 1 slice of the cheese.  Add Sherry and broth.  Cook about 5 minutes until cheese melts and sauce thickens.

Transfer cutlets to a serving platter.  Spoon pan drippings over cutlets.  If desired, garnish with parsley.  Makes 4 servings.


Anonymous said...

I should stop reading at 7am! Looks great. I've had Veal Saltimbocca but never thought of other variations. Yumm I'm sure your family will enjoy it again and again!

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Thanks! I will be making it again for sure (leftovers tonight). Thanks for stopping by!

Satrupa said...

Dear Margaret,

I was blog hopping and see where I stumbled, here !! :) So glad I did. I am gonna try my hand on food other than Indian !! And your space seems the perfect place to begin. Luv you blog.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Hi Satrupa,
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipes. Also, I checked out your blog and it's charming. I've been wanting to try my hand at some curry dishes, so I'll be checking in with you!

Medifast Coupons said...

Very much look forward to trying your turkey saltimbocca, sounds wonderful, think the family will really gobble this up.
Hey I have already planned christmas dinner, so don't feel bad.

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Good to know I'm not the only crazy one ;-)!
Hope your family likes it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Anna Johnston said...

Mmmm, I've done Veal Saltimbocca, but never Turkey. Gosh, thought I was the only one thinking of Xmas menus :)

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Anna, you're just a girl after my own heart :-)