Discover the Perfect Recipe for Succulent Veal Chops

Do you want to impress your friends and family with a restaurant-quality dish without leaving the comfort of your own home? Look no further than this incredible recipe for juicy veal chops. Picture this: golden-crusted chops, infused with the rich flavors of rosemary, lemon juice, and garlic. And the best part? You can make these tender, succulent veal chops in less than 25 minutes!

Veal Chop on a plate with salad

Why You Need to Try This Recipe

Creating a masterpiece in your kitchen has never been easier. With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform ordinary veal chops into a culinary delight. Start by seasoning the chops with a delicate rub, then sear them to perfection in a buttery skillet. Once cooked, remove the chops and prepare a heavenly pan sauce using rosemary, lemon juice, and garlic. Coat the chops in this aromatic sauce, and voila! You’re ready to indulge in a meal fit for royalty.

This recipe strikes the perfect balance between impressive and effortless. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, you can easily handle this dish with a few handy tips. Serve the veal chops with a side of creamed corn or lemon couscous to complement their juicy goodness.

Veal Chop on a cutting board

Ingredients You’ll Need

For detailed measurements, ingredients, and instructions, refer to the printable version of the recipe at the end of this post.

Ingredients for Veal Chops

Essential Tips and Substitutions

VEAL – Veal is a lean meat that can become tough if overcooked. This recipe ensures a tender, medium-rare chop. For a rare chop, remove it from the skillet and serve immediately. If you prefer medium to medium-rare, leave the chops in the skillet and let them rest for 10 minutes before serving. To ensure perfect doneness, use an instant-read thermometer and make sure the chop reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.

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Cooking Instructions

Let’s walk through the step-by-step process of creating this mouthwatering dish. Check out the photos below for a visual guide, or jump straight to the recipe at the end of this article for a printable version with detailed measurements and instructions.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine garlic salt, cayenne, paprika, brown sugar, pepper, and olive oil.

Olive oil over bowl of seasonings

  1. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the veal chops, ensuring both sides are evenly coated.

Veal chops rubbed with seasonings

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat until foamy. Add the seasoned chops to the melted butter and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Flip the chops a few times to ensure even cooking.

Veal chops cooking in skillet
Flipping veal chops in a skillet

  1. Remove the cooked chops from the skillet and set them aside.

Removing veal chops from skillet

  1. In the same skillet, add rosemary, garlic, and lemon juice.

Adding garlic, rosemary, and lemon juice to skillet
Pouring lemon juice into skillet with juices

  1. Create a slurry by mixing cornstarch with enough water, then add it to the pan, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom.

Stirring pan juice with rosemary and lemon juice

  1. Thicken the mixture over medium-low heat, then reintroduce the veal chops to the pan. Flip the chops a few times to ensure they’re fully coated in the flavorful rosemary and lemon sauce.

Coating veal chops in rosemary and lemon sauce
Flipping veal chops in a skillet with tongs

Expert Tips and FAQs

Veal Chop on a plate with creamed corn

Serving Suggestions

To elevate your veal chops to a delightful meal, pair them with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, or asparagus. For a satisfying starch or grain side, consider mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted potatoes, lemon couscous, pasta, or rice. If you’re craving something creamy and rich, try our scrumptious creamed corn recipe. It’s a perfect match for these succulent chops.

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