Definition of piccata
: thin slices of meat (such as veal) that are dredged in flour, sautéed, and served in a lemon and butter sauce
Recent Examples of piccata from the Web
Beautiful scenery will be paired with roast salmon medallions, banana pancakes, chicken piccata, herb crusted strip loin, quiche and applewood bacon and sausage.
The menu features chicken piccata, complimentary side dishes and a dessert buffet.
Those with hearty appetites can get entrées such as traditional veal piccata ($29.50).
Entree choices are chicken piccata, salmon with orange hollandaise sauce or vegetarian lasagna.
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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