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Veal Stew
Blanquette de veau

What is Blanquette de Veau?
A veal stew simmered in white sauce with mushrooms and onions.

Region Prep time / Cooking time


30 min / 1 hour


3 lbs veal (stew meat cut into 2-inch cube)
1 onion
1 clove
1 or 2 carrots
18 white/pearl onions (peeled)
1/2 lb mushrooms
Herbs: 2 sprigs thyme, 3 parsley, 1 rib celery, 1/2 bay leaf
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 lemon juice
6 / 7 cups water

Veal Stew Recipe serve 6

Step 1: Cut the veal into 2-inch cubes. Stick the onion with a clove. Tie together the celery, thyme, bay and parsley.

Step 2: Melt 3 tablespoons of butter with oil in a dutch oven or casserole. Add the veal. Brown on all sides.

Step 3: Add the carrots, onion, herbs and salt. Add water to cover the meat.

Step 4: Cook over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

Step 5: Peel the white pearl onions. Clean the mushrooms and cut them into quarters. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper. Sauté until lightly browned.

Step 6: Remove the mushrooms. Add 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet, add the onions and sauté for 1 or 2 minutes. Return the mushrooms to the skillet and keep warm.

Step 7: Combine the egg yolks with the cream and half of the lemon juice in a bowl.

Step 8: Remove the meat, the mushrooms and onions and place them in a serving dish.

Step 9: Pour the cream with the egg-yolk in the meat juice in the casserole. Cook over very low heat for 10 minutes. Do not let the sauce boil. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper if needed.

Step 10: Pour the sauce over the meat in the dish.

Serving: Veal stew is usually served with rice.

Wine suggestion: red Bordeaux Supérieur or Graves, red Loire, Chablis, Vouvray (French Wine Guide).

Bon appetit!


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