Veal Cutlet Primanti Brothers Sandwich
Cross section of the Primanti Brothers style sandwich served on thick Italian bread, piled with breaded cutlets, cheese, cole slaw, tomato, and French fries.

Veal Cutlet Primanti Brothers Sandwich

This unique Primanti Brother’s Style Sandwich uses veal cutlets as the highlighted meat, and it fits perfectly. The Primanti Brothers style originated in Pennsylvania and is known for its thick cut Italian bread stuffed with meat, cheese, FRENCH FRIES, coleslaw, and juicy tomatoes.

This Veal Cutlet Primanti Brothers Sandwich features perfectly fried veal cutlets as the meat. These cutlets pair perfectly with cheese, French fries, and coleslaw to deliver a full meal in one hand. The best part, you can build your sandwich however you want. This recipe was developed by our friend Anne’s Family Recipes, and she did a great job. Check out her YouTube video to see how she not only builds this sandwich, but also creates homemade coleslaw and air fryer fries to go on it!


1 cup flour

salt & pepper, to taste

¼ tsp. garlic powder

8 veal cutlets, pounded evenly

2 Tbsp. olive oil

8 slices provolone cheese

Italian bread, thickly sliced

Fresh cut fries (homemade recipe below)

Primanti’s Style coleslaw (for a great recipe, visit Anne’s YouTube video above! Or use your own)

Tomatoes, sliced


  1. In a shallow bowl, add the flour and season with a pinch for salt and pepper and ¼ tsp. garlic powder. Stir to combine.
  2. Dredge each pounded cutlet on both sides in the flour shaking off the excess.
  3. Pour 2 Tbsp. olive oil into a nonstick skillet and preheat over medium heat. Allow the oil to hear before proceeding.
  4. Transfer half of the cutlets to the skillet, cooking for about 1 minute per side or until golden brown. Be careful not to crowd the pan. Ensure an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees with the use of a meat thermometer.
  5. Remove from pan onto a plate and prepare the second batch.
  6. If using cheese for your sandwiches, place a slice of provolone onto each cutlet as soon as you remove them from the pan, so it warms up slightly.
  7. To be build the sandwiches, place two veal cutlets topped with provolone cheese onto a slice of thick cut Italian bread.
  8. Top with a generous handful of French fries, coleslaw, and a couple of tomato slices. Finish with another slice of Italian bread. Serve immediately.

Chef Tips: Air Fryer French Fries

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • kosher salt

Scrub the potatoes well.  Slice them vertically into ¼ inch planks then cut each plank into fries.  Air fry in batches.  Place half of the fries in the air fryer basket.  Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.  Toss to coat.  Air fry at 380* for about 20 minutes, tossing occasionally as they cook.  Remove to a plate and sprinkle with a little more kosher salt.  Prepare the 2nd batch the same way.