Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Patsy's Italian Restaurant

                              236 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

This page is dedicated to the many recipes and dishes that Frank Sinatra loved while dining at Patsy's Italian Restaurant. (Will be adding more to this soon.)

Many thanks to my friend, Patsy's Chef, Sal Scognamillo,  a lover of food and Sinatra!

 Veal Milanese Recipe  - A Frank Favorite


½ small italian stale baguette (about ½ pound)

2 tablespoon freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano

pinch of oregano

¼ cup minced flat-leaf parsley

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, beaten

8 veal cutlets (about 1 ¼ pounds), pounded this to slightly less than ¼ inch

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 lemon cut into 8 wedges


reak or cut the bread into large chunks and place in a food processor. Process until the bread is reduced to fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs to a large bowl and stir in the cheese, oregano, and parsley. Gradually add 3 tablespoons of oil, stirring, until thoroughly combined. Season with the salt and pepper.Spread the flour on a large plate, place the eggs in a shallow bowl, and spread the seasoned bread crumbs on a second large plate. Coat each veal cutlet in the flour, then the beaten eggs, and then the bread crumbs, patting with the palm of your hand to ensure adhesion. Heat 1 cup of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high flame (to a frying temperature of 350 F) and sauté the veal for 2 minutes. Turn and sauté for 1 additional minute. Do not crowd pan. If necessary, fry the cutlets in batches. Remove with a slotted spatula and drain on paper towels. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with lemon wedges.