Meat Strips alla Saltimbocca with Ham & Sage

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Meat strips is a main dish in which the meat is cut into strips and fried briefly. The most well-known dish is probably the “Zürcher Geschnetzeltes” or Meat Strips “Zurich Style”, a briefly roasted veal ragout in a creamy mushroom sauce.

In today’s post I’ll show you a quick and easy way to cook delicious ​​meat strips “alla saltimbocca” with ham, sage & a creamy sauce. It’s super fast to cook and with a side dish (here Swabian spaetzle) it’s on the table within 25 minutes. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Meat Strips alla Saltimbocca with Ham & Sage
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes with Meat, Recipes with Ham, Recipes with Sage, Fast Food
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Meat Strips alla Saltimbocca with Ham & Sage

Meat Strips alla Saltimbocca with Ham & Sage

Meat Strips alla Saltimbocca with Ham & Sage

Meat Strips alla Saltimbocca with Ham & Sage

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 750 grams pork (from the topside, back or neck)
  • 400 milliliters veggie or beef stock
  • 200 milliliters cream
  • 100 grams of ham (e.g. Parma ham)
  • About 20 sage leaves
  • 1 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 heaping tablespoon butter
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 untreated organic lemon
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt & pepper

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large pan for frying
  • Plate for meat
  • Small cup for cornstarch mixture
  • Fine grater for lemon


…for meat strips alla saltimbocca with ham & sage:

Cut the pork into strips. Peel and finely chop the onions & garlic. Cut the sage leaves into fine strips. Cut the ham into strips or pluck into pieces. Then heat a large pan with a good dash of oil & sauté the pork over medium to high heat for 3 – 4 minutes, turning occasionally & seasoning with salt & pepper.

Cooking Saltimbocca Meat Strips

Cooking “Saltimbocca” Meat Strips

Lift the meat out of the pan and set aside. Next, add a heaping tablespoon of butter as well as the onions, garlic, sage (set aside a little for the garnish) & ham to the pan & sweat for a further 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat, turning occasionally.

Mix a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch with a small sip of cold water & set aside. Then pour 400 milliliters of vegetable stock and 200 milliliters of cream into the pan, bring everything to the boil & then add the meat back to the pan as well as the cornstarch mixture. Stir everything well and then simmer gently until the sauce has a creamy consistency.

Serving Saltimbocca Meat Strips with Ham & Sage

Serving “Saltimbocca” Meat Strips with Ham & Sage

Finally, season everything with a little salt, pepper and zest of an unwaxed lemon. Spread the sliced ​​meat with side dish (here Swabian spaetzle) on deep plates, garnish with some chopped sage and a few lemon wedges & serve. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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