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Blanquette of veal

Blanquette of veal

Blanquette is a classic dish of French family cooking, but can also be found in bistros. Veal is cooked slowly, and the sauce is thickened with a mixture of egg yolks and cream. I have set out a rather special way of making it.

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Last modified on: February 5th 2015

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 11 min.1 hour 38 min.2 hours 49 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

1 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #1Peel 400 g button or field mushrooms, slice thinly and sprinkle with lemon juice, then set aside. 15 min.
2 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #2Chop 2 shallots, set aside a teaspoonful for cooking the mushrooms.

Peel 2 carrots, rinse and cut into thin sticks (julienne).

Set aside.
15 min.
3 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #3Prepare 700 g veal: remove veins and trim off any skin, keeping only the best of the meat. Cut into small pieces. 10 min.
4 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #4Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan on medium heat, and when hot, add meat, salt and pepper.

Fry stirring frequently, and remove meat from pan as soon as browned.
10 min.
5 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #5Leave pan on the heat and pour in 200 ml dry white wine. Scrape bottom of pan well to deglaze. 3 min.
6 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #6Then add carrots and shallots, 1 Bouquet garni and 2 cloves garlic. 3 min.
7 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #7Add meat. 2 min.
8 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #8Add just enough water to cover meat.

Cover and leave to cook over low heat at least an hour and a half.
1 hour 30 min.
9 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #9After this time, pour the contents of the pan through a strainer, and collect the cooking juices in another pan. Put this on medium heat. Discard bouquet garni and garlic. 5 min.
10 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #10Prepare the mixture for thickening by beating with a whisk together 150 ml cream, 3 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons cornflour, the juice of half a lemon, salt and pepper. 5 min.
11 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #11When the cooking juices come to the boil, pour in the mixture and beat briskly. You will see the sauce thicken. 5 min.
12 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #12Put back the meat, stir well, check seasoning and leave on low heat. 2 min.
13 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #13Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on high heat, and when really hot add the teaspoonful of shallot kept back, salt and pepper.

Cook one minute...
1 min.
14 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #14...then add mushrooms, cook briefly stirring constantly. Stop cooking as soon as they begin to release liquid... 2 min.
15 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #15...and tip into the blanquette.

The blanquette can be kept on low heat for a long time without any problem.
1 min.
16 Blanquette of veal : Photo of step #16Serve with pilau rice for example, or boiled (or steamed) potatoes.

Remarks

Blanquette is a dish which gets better with each reheating, so don't hesitate to make a lot at once, and reheat it.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3311169 gr103 gr247 gr
166 %65 %10 %37 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1488 gr5 gr11 gr
7 %3 %<1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
55128 gr17 gr41 gr
28 %11 %2 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 16.15 €
Per person : 2.69 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A red Beaujolais for example.
Source: Home made.
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