Gennaro’s turkey Milanese

Serves 4

  • 1 x 800 g free-range turkey breast

  • 7 large free-range eggs

  • 200 g fresh white breadcrumbs

  • 100 g plain flour

  • 100 g soft Italian cheese, such as fontina or scamorza

  • 8 slices quality Parma ham

  • olive oil

  • truffle oil, (optional)

  • 20 g Parmesan cheese, to serve

Using a sharp knife, halve the turkey breast across the middle so it opens out like a book, then cut each piece in half so you end up with four equal-sized pieces.



Place the turkey on a board, cover with a large piece of cling film and bash each piece to roughly ½cm thick. Beat three eggs in a bowl, then place the breadcrumbs and flour into two separate bowls. Dip a turkey breast in the flour, then shake off any excess and dip into the egg and roll in the breadcrumbs until well coated. Place onto a tray, then repeat with the remaining turkey.



Slice the cheese into thin slices, then place onto the turkey, using your hands to stick it down. Layer over the Parma ham, pushing it down so it sticks, then coat each turkey breast in the flour, dip in the egg and coat in the breadcrumbs once more, then set aside.



Heat a good lug of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add two turkey breasts and fry for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cooked through and golden, turning halfway. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining turkey. Meanwhile, fry the remaining eggs in a large non-stick frying pan for 2 to 3 minutes for runny eggs. Divide the turkey between your plates, layer over the eggs and drizzle a little truffle oil on top, if using. Finish with a grating of Parmesan and serve with a nice watercress salad, if you like.

Nutritional Information

Method

Using a sharp knife, halve the turkey breast across the middle so it opens out like a book, then cut each piece in half so you end up with four equal-sized pieces.

Place the turkey on a board, cover with a large piece of cling film and bash each piece to roughly ½cm thick. Beat three eggs in a bowl, then place the breadcrumbs and flour into two separate bowls. Dip a turkey breast in the flour, then shake off any excess and dip into the egg and roll in the breadcrumbs until well coated. Place onto a tray, then repeat with the remaining turkey.

Slice the cheese into thin slices, then place onto the turkey, using your hands to stick it down. Layer over the Parma ham, pushing it down so it sticks, then coat each turkey breast in the flour, dip in the egg and coat in the breadcrumbs once more, then set aside.

Heat a good lug of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add two turkey breasts and fry for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cooked through and golden, turning halfway. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining turkey. Meanwhile, fry the remaining eggs in a large non-stick frying pan for 2 to 3 minutes for runny eggs. Divide the turkey between your plates, layer over the eggs and drizzle a little truffle oil on top, if using. Finish with a grating of Parmesan and serve with a nice watercress salad, if you like.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 763
    38%
  • Carbs 44.5g
    17%
  • Sugar 2.1g 2%
  • Fat 31.5g 45%
  • Saturates 11.5g 58%
  • Protein 79.8g 177%
Of an adult's reference intake

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