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Basil Crusted Veal Chops


1/4 cup minced fresh basil
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS fresh bread crumbs made from crustless French bread
1/4 cup (packed) freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon(s) butter -- room temperature
2 teaspoon(s) coarse-grained mustard
2 8-0unce veal loin chops (about 1 1/2 in thick)
1 tablespoon(s) olive oil


Preheat oven to 450, mix basil, 1/4 bread crumbs, parmesan, butter
and mustard in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Pat veal chops dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in
heavy large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add veal. Cook
until brown, about 1 minute per side. Remove from heat. Press
basil mixture onto top of veal chops. Sprinkle 1 TBS remaining
bread crumbs over each. Roast in oven until cooked to desired
doneness, about 15 minutes for medium-rare.


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