Breaded veal cutlets served with crab and asparagus and a cheddar cheese sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 pounds veal cutlets
- 1 cup all-purpose flour for coating
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 16 spears fresh asparagus
- 8 ounces crabmeat
To Make Cheese Sauce: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in milk, and cook just until bubbles begin to form at the edges. Whisk in the shredded cheese until fully melted and smooth. Remove from heat, cover and set aside to keep warm.
Pound the veal thinly using a mallet or the side of a moistened cleaver. Dredge cutlets in flour, shaking off the excess. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook cutlets in butter, 1 to 2 minutes a side, until browned. Set aside and keep warm.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Trim asparagus, and blanch by dropping in boiling water for 2 minutes, until bright green.
Heat the cooked crabmeat in the microwave or by steaming over the asparagus water.
To Assemble: Plate the veal; top with crabmeat; criss-cross the asparagus over the top; and drizzle cheese sauce over all. Serve extra sauce on the side.