• Piccata

Picatta, Pichotta

(Italian)

meat, chicken, veal, fish

Piccata is an Italian word, the feminine form of the word piccato, meaning “larded”. It is also spelled picatta or pichotta. It is a translation of the French piqué, participle of piquer. When used in reference to a way of preparing food, particularly meat or fish, it means “sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter and spices”.

Traditionally, the Italians use veal (veal piccata), however the best known dish of this sort in the US uses chicken ...

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