# 42 Veal Rolls (involtini)

Vittorio’s Kitchen
Servings: 10


  1. 4 cups fine fresh bread crumbs, (from 10
    slices firm white sandwich bread)

  2. 2 lb veal scaloppini, no more than 1/4 inches
    Gently pound
    veal cutlets to 1/8 inch thick, use 2 sheets of plastic wrap, use the flat side
    of a meat mallet, then cut in 4- by 3-inch pieces, moor, or les.

  1. 1 1/4 cups olive oil

  2. 5 or 6 garlic cloves, minced

4 1/2 oz
finely grated Romano or Parmesan (1 1/4 cups)

  1. Salt and  pepper

  2. 1/2 cup chopped  Italian parsley

  3. 1 large yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges and
    layers separated

 Need (10-
to 12-inch) metal skewers or wood to hold rolls together


Pre head oven
350 F, Spread bread crumbs in a shallow baking pan and toast them, on middle
oven rack, stirring  few times  until golden,

Mix together
parsley, garlic, 3/4 cup cheese, 1/4 cup oil, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until a
paste forms.

Add breadcrumbs,
the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, and the second 1/2 teaspoon pepper, stir

Season veal
lightly with salt and pepper and spread 1 side of each piece with 1-teaspoon
parsley-garlic paste.

Line a baking
pan with wax paper.  Roll up veal pieces
(the paste will go on in side), starting from a short side.

Put remaining
cup oil in a bowl and dip each roll in it, letting excess drip off, then dredge
in breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to help crumbs stick.  Transfer in baking pan.

Secure veal
roll with a skewer, then 1 piece of onion, leaving about 1/4 inch between. 

Repeat on same
skewer 2 more times, then transfer skewer to baking sheet. 

Repeat with  6 remaining skewers in same manner

Prepare grill
for cooking.    

11.  Preheat burners
on high, (charcoal or gas grill) then reduce heat to moderately high.

12.  Grill veal on
a lightly oiled grill rack, (cover if using gas) turn over once, until rolls
are golden, about 7 to 8 minutes total.

13.   Remove from
skewers and serve immediately.

Cooks’ notes: 
 Skewers can be assembled 1 day ahead, cover
and refrigerate.
 If you need to cook in side, preheat
broiler and lightly oil rack of a broiler pan.

Kip 4 to 6
inches from heat, turning over once, until golden, for 6 or 7 minutes.


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