pic·​ca·​ta | \ pə̇ˈkätə, -ätə \
plural piccatas

Definition of piccata

: thin slices of meat (such as veal) that are dredged in flour, sautéed, and served in a lemon and butter sauce

Examples of piccata in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sample classic Italian dishes like tagliatelle bolognese, order the local spin on piccata using trout, or slurp up bowls of ramen, a chef favorite because noodles. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 Their chicken piccata is a favorite of mine and has a lot of lemon flavor, but not the typical artificial lemon flavor. Brenda Cain And Yadi Rodriguez - Cleveland.com, cleveland, 12 Oct. 2021 New classes in sauce foundations will focus on carbonara sauce and fresh pasta, or on chicken saltimbocca or chicken piccata. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Aug. 2021 While this column cannot speak for the Old Spaghetti Factory, entries like this one from its online menu do sound intriguing: Mizithra Cheese over Angel Hair Pasta paired with a deliciously fresh, colorful chicken piccata. James Freeman, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2021 The lemony sauce served with piccata dishes typically features capers, which add a salty tang to the sauce. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 21 May 2021 Top it with the piccata sauce, given below, for a side dish. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2021 While cauliflower is roasting, prepare piccata sauce by melting margarine in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 21 May 2021 On the virtual cooking-in-the-buff demonstration Friday, the dishes created will be chicken piccata and dark chocolate chip cookies. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of piccata

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Piccata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piccata. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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