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Turkey Cutlets with Mustard Wine Sauce

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  • 4 (¼-inch-thick) turkey cutlets, rinsed and patted dry
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped shallots
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon

Sprinkle cutlets with salt and pepper and, if necessary, pound them between sheets of plastic wrap with flat side of a meat pounder or with a rolling pin until ¼ inch thick. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides. Add 2 cutlets and cook, turning once, until golden and just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer with tongs to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to skillet and cook remaining 2 cutlets in same manner; transfer to platter.

Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet and heat over moderately high heat until foam subsides. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in any juices that have accumulated on turkey platter, then add wine, vinegar, and mustard and cook, whisking and scraping up brown bits, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in tarragon and remaining tablespoon butter.

Pour sauce over turkey cutlets.