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Air Fryer Veal Parmesan

plate of air fryer veal parmesan

Gourmet Air Fryer Veal Parmesan: A Classic Italian Dish Reimagined

The Essence of Veal Parmesan

Veal Parmesan, an Italian-American classic, is a sumptuous dish where tender veal cutlets are breaded, fried, and topped with luscious mozzarella and marinara sauce. It's a delightful variation of chicken parmesan, utilizing veal cutlets for a uniquely tender and flavorful experience.

Why Air Fryer Veal Parmesan Stands Out

This Air Fryer Veal Parmesan recipe is a modern twist on the traditional. The air fryer offers a healthier cooking method, providing crispy, golden veal without excessive oil. This method not only simplifies the cooking process but also ensures a quicker and cleaner preparation, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknights or elegant dinner parties.

Ingredients: Crafting the Perfect Veal Parmesan

  • 2 lbs Veal Cutlets: The star of the dish, offering tender, lean meat.

  • 2 Eggs: For binding the breadcrumbs to the veal.

  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt and ½ tsp Black Pepper: Seasoning to enhance flavors.

  • Panko Bread Crumbs or Pork Panko (for Keto option): Creates the crispy coating.

  • ¼ cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese: Adds a sharp, nutty flavor to the breading.

  • Italian Seasoning or Girl Carnivore Over Easy Spice Blend: For that authentic Italian herb touch.

  • Marinara Sauce: Rich and tomatoey, perfect for topping.

  • Mozzarella Cheese: For that delightful, melty cheese layer.


Serving Suggestions

  • Serve over Zoodles or Spaghetti, topped with additional marinara sauce and garnished with fresh basil or parsley.



Detailed Cooking Instructions

Preparing the Veal Cutlets

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

  2. Pat the veal dry and pound into ¼-inch thin cutlets. Cut into portions if necessary.

  3. Whisk eggs in a bowl for the egg wash.

  4. In a separate shallow dish, mix together salt, pepper, panko (or pork panko for a keto-friendly version), grated parmesan, and Italian seasoning.

Breading and Air Frying

  1. Dip each cutlet in the egg wash, then coat evenly in the breadcrumb mixture.

  2. Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Arrange the breaded veal cutlets in a single layer in the basket.

  4. Air fry for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.

  5. Spoon marinara sauce over each cutlet, top with mozzarella, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serving the Dish

  • Serve immediately over cooked zoodles or spaghetti, garnished with fresh basil or parsley.


FAQs About Air Fryer Veal Parmesan

  1. Can I use other types of meat for this recipe? Yes, chicken or pork can be substituted for veal, though cooking times may vary.

  2. Is Air Fryer Veal Parmesan healthy? The air fryer reduces the need for excessive oil, making this a healthier version of the traditional fried veal parmesan.

  3. How can I store and reheat leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes to maintain crispness.

  4. Can I make this dish gluten-free? Yes, simply substitute the panko with a gluten-free breadcrumb alternative.


Enjoy this delicious Air Fryer Veal Parmesan, a dish that combines the classic Italian flavors with the convenience and health benefits of air frying. Whether it's a family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to impress!


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