A very popular italian recipe. This one uses a very inexpensive cut of beef (eye of round). You can substitute with veal cutlets, chicken breast, pork or turkey breast.
Note: this recipe has two advantages. Very fast preparation, cooks in a few minutes and it is a great way to take advantage of inexpensive, tough cuts of beef that would otherwise take many hours to cook.
Start with the eye of round steak
Pound it out to make it thin (this tenderizes the tough cut)
On each side, season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle a bit of dried thyme, and cover surface with freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can use other dried spices if you wish, like rosemary, sage, savory, etc
Let rest for about 15 minutes to marinate
Fry in tallow or lard
About one minute on each side
Remove cutlets from pan. Take pan off hot stove. Let grease cool down for a couple of minutes.
Drag each cutlet through the grease, mopping the brown bits on bottom of the pan (this is the tastiest part!)
Your cutlet will have a nice brown glaze
Delicious cutlet - tastes like fresh mozzarella with a balsamic glaze.