The authentic traditional Sicilian Veal rolls recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $ 12
8 Wood Skewers
Oven or Grill
- 16 Veal Cutlets ( about 50 gr. each slice )
- 250 gr. Dry Breadcrumbs
- 80 gr. Grated Caciocavallo or Provolone Cheese
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 White Onion
- 24 Bay Leaves
- 40 gr. Raisin
- 40 gr. Pine Nuts
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 Sprigs Fresh Parsley
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
Prepare the filling
Soak the raisin in warm water for 5 minutes.
Finely dice the white onion and fry it in a pan over low heat until is golden-brown and soft.
Then add the breadcrumbs in the pan. Stir well.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl and let cool down.
Meanwhile, drain the raisin, squeeze with your hands and chop it.
Finely chop cherry tomatoes and parsley.
Add into the breadcrumbs mixture grated cheese, pine nuts, raisin, cherry tomatoes, and chopped parsley.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix well all the ingredients and add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The mixture should be moist.
Prepare the meat
Lay each slice of veal on a chopping board and with a meat mallet pound them until 4-5 mm. thick. Be careful not to tear the meat.
Spread a spoonful of filling on each veal slice.
Fold the edges of each slice and roll it. ( see video )
Assemble the Involtini
Cut the red onion into quarters and separate the petals.
Wash and dry well the bay leaves.
Thread one bay leaf onto a skewer, then one onion petal and one Involtino. Again one bay leaf, one onion petal, and one Involtino. Ending with one onion petal and one bay leaf.
Repeat this step for all the skewers.
Brush all the Involtini with extra virgin olive oil and dip them into breadcrumbs.
Place the Involtini into a baking dish, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The breadcrumbs surface should be golden-brown.