About the music: This is the classic cutlet, the kind of timeless sandwich that harkens back to the good ole days when things were simple. No synthesizers, no computers, just classic chunes. The playlist for this meal pays homage to this theme by including tracks from some of your favorite classic rock and soul artists. So fire up the skillet, press play on my good friend Paul down there and start cookin it up nice.
4 chicken cutlets
4 good roles (we used olive focaccia rolls)
4-6 slices mozzarella cheese
1 packet good prosciutto
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup flower
italian spices to taste
parmesan cheese to taste
1 small red onion
1 big heirloom tomato
1 head green lettuce
healthy portion of chipotle aioli
Sandwich Funk Sauce
Chicken cutlet sandwiches are my favorite sandwich, I have declared it to be so. First shown to me long ago in a far away place called the New York delicatessen, this DELIcacy has been a staple of my eating for the past eight years of my life. There is just something about the juicy chicken and the fresh roll and the veg and whatever sauce happens to be on it all melding together into one delicious ball of funk… man, just thinking about it makes me want to do a little jig. So prep your things, its sandwich (funk) time.
Like most meals, I like to prep all of my things before I get too deep into the recipe. That way, when things get cray in the middle, and cheese balls are burning in vegetable oil, and dogs are getting your carpet all muddy and your brother forgot to get the camera and stupid Comcast cancelled your recording of the presidential debate halfway through, at least your tomatoes will be cut. So slice your tomatoes, onion, and lettuce so they are ready to go when you need them. Also make sure you have whatever sauce you choose to throw on here ready. We topped it with our homemade chipotle aioli AND our homemade ketchup; that’s right, two sauces, whatchu know about two sauces!?
Next, heat the olive oil in a skillet until nice and hot, and fry your prosciutto until crispy. This should not take very long, it’s prosciutto. Now that all things have been prepped your ready for the main event. Get out three bowls. Bowl 1: crack and mix two eggs. Bowl two: flour. Bowl 3: breadcrumbs + italian seasonings + grated parmesan. Dip the chicken in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Rinse and repeat. Don’t actually rinse, just repeat. Place breaded chicken in a heated skillet with about 2 tbsp olive oil and cook through until golden brown.
Put the chicken on a baking dish and cover with mozzarella. Place under the broiler until cheese melts and take out. Add all delicious things you previously cut, stack on top as high as you are willing, and smear in your sauce of choice.