|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 27g||34%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||35%|
|Total Carbohydrate 70g||26%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||16%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||34%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Caramelized onions make these veal steaks extra special. The tender, delicate meat makes an excellent main dish for important occasions or anytime you find a good deal on veal at the butcher. This recipe is an easy way to dress them up and may become your new favorite method for cooking veal.
Cooking the veal strip steaks is actually quick and simple. They're seasoned with salt and pepper and rubbed with fresh cloves of garlic. You'll then pan-sear them in olive oil for just a few minutes per side to reach your desired doneness (145 F is the minimum recommended temperature). It takes much longer to caramelize the onions, which is why you'll want to cook those first. Nonetheless, the entire dish can be ready in about 45 minutes.
For both steps, be sure to use pure or light olive oil rather than extra-virgin olive oil, which has a low smoke point. It's an important consideration at these pan-fried temperatures because you don't want to fill your kitchen with smoke or impart a burnt taste to the expensive veal. Also, use unsalted butter—the olive oil will increase its smoke point slightly—to avoid an extra-crispy exterior. Alternatively, clarified butter is a good option because it can handle temps up to 450 F.
Use this simple recipe for veal chops or other fillet cuts that are about an inch thick. Serve the veal steaks with a tossed green salad and rice or baked potatoes for a great family meal.
4 to 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 medium yellow or sweet onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 to 4 veal strip steaks, about 1 inch thick
1 or 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and the butter over medium heat.
Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until nicely browned—about 20 to 30 minutes.
Coat a grill pan or large skillet with the remaining 2 to 3 teaspoons of olive oil; place over medium-high heat.
Rub steaks with the cut sides of the garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook the steaks for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until done as desired.
Serve veal on a thin bed of caramelized onions and sprinkle with more strands of the caramelized onions.