Definition of piccata
: thin slices of meat (such as veal) that are dredged in flour, sautéed, and served in a lemon and butter sauce
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Hestan chief scientist Darren Vengroff gave me a demo in the company’s Seattle office by making their version of chicken piccata.
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Origin and Etymology of piccata
Italian, slice of sautéed veal flavored with lemon and parsley, from piccata, feminine of piccato, past participle of piccare to lard (meat), probably from French piquer, literally, to prick
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
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