Pan-seared veal liver Saltimbocca scented with cinnamon

01. January 2011

For 4 persons


  • 8 veal liver slices of 70 g about 1 cm thick
  • 8 thin slices of raw ham
  • 8 sage leaves
  • Cooking butter or peanut oil
  • 4 cinnamon sticks 4 cm long
  • a little ground cinnamon
  • 30 g cooking butter
  • Salt and pepper from the mill

Preparatory work

  • Wash the sage leaves and dab dry, then place one leaf on each veal liver slice and wrap with the raw ham
  • Mix the cooking butter well with the ground cinnamon and set aside.


Slowly heat up the cooking butter with the cinnamon sticks in the Ceramic Star frying pan and slowly braise for approx. 1 minute so that the aroma of the cinnamon can develop.

Now brown the veal liver Saltimbocca’s on both sides in the hot butter, and finally cook to the desired stage at a medium heat and season to taste with salt and pepper from the mill.
Add the cinnamon butter, and allow to start to foam at a medium heat, basting the veal liver several times using a spoon. Serve the pink-roasted veal livers immediately, pouring the cinnamon butter over them, and garnishing with the cinnamon sticks .


Serve with the grape risotto from the Hotpan cookbook from Kuhn Rikon. Use chicken or veal instead of the veal liver.


Rudolf Lehmann

Pan-seared veal liver Saltimbocca scented with cinnamon

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