Lemon Turkey Cutlets

Lemon Turkey Cutlets
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This dish offers a recipe for breaded turkey cutlets that puts a spin on the expected turkey slices.This recipe is by Bill Daly and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune. 
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Total time: 40 minutes
  • 1 3/4 pound pounds turkey breast, skin and bone removed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon each of fresh oregano, grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup grated grana padano cheese or other grating cheese
  • 2 tablespoon each of olive oil, butter
  • orange and lemon wedges
  1. Cut each turkey breast on the bias and on the diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices.
  2. Place each piece between two pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap.
  3. Pound the turkey with a large flat meat pounder until slices are 1/4- to 3/8-inch thick.
  4. Place the flour in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Crack the eggs into a small bowl; season with salt and pepper; whisk well.
  6. Combine the panko, oregano, lemon zest and Grana Padano; season with salt and pepper in a third bowl.
  7. Dip both sides of the turkey slices in the flour, shaking off the excess.
  8. Next, dip the slices in the beaten eggs, letting the excess drain off.
  9. Finally, dip into the breadcrumb mixture; use your fingers to coat each side. Tap off the excess.
  10. Set aside in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  11. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Add turkey in a single layer, in batches if necessary. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  13. Cook, turning, until the pieces are golden brown on each side, 8-10 minutes.
  14. Serve garnished with orange and lemon wedges.