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

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Blanquette of veal
Peel 400 g button or field mushrooms, slice thinly and sprinkle with lemon juice, then set aside.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Blanquette of veal
Chop 2 shallots, set aside a teaspoonful for cooking the mushrooms.

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

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Blanquette of veal
Prepare 700 g veal: remove veins and trim off any skin, keeping only the best of the meat. Cut into small pieces.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Blanquette of veal
Pour 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.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Blanquette of veal
Leave pan on the heat and pour in 200 ml dry white wine. Scrape bottom of pan well to deglaze.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Blanquette of veal
Then add carrots and shallots, 1 Bouquet garni and 2 cloves garlic.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Blanquette of veal
Add meat.

Stage 8 - 1 hour 30 min.
Blanquette of veal
Add just enough water to cover meat.

Cover and leave to cook over low heat at least an hour and a half.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Blanquette of veal
After 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.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Blanquette of veal
Prepare 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.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Blanquette of veal
When the cooking juices come to the boil, pour in the mixture and beat briskly. You will see the sauce thicken.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
Blanquette of veal
Put back the meat, stir well, check seasoning and leave on low heat.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
Blanquette of veal
Pour 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...

Stage 14 - 2 min.
Blanquette of veal
...then add mushrooms, cook briefly stirring constantly. Stop cooking as soon as they begin to release liquid...

Stage 15 - 1 min.
Blanquette of veal
...and tip into the blanquette.

The blanquette can be kept on low heat for a long time without any problem.

Stage 16
Blanquette of veal
Serve 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.
And to drink?
A red Beaujolais for example.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,312 Kcal or 13,867 Kj169 gr104 gr247 gr
166 %65 %10 %37 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
148 Kcal or 620 Kj8 gr5 gr11 gr
7 %3 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
552 Kcal or 2,311 Kj28 gr17 gr41 gr
28 %11 %2 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Celery, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 16.15 €
  • Per person : 2.69 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Veal Veal : You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Veal Chop With Assortment of Vegetables, Escalope of veal in a cream sauce, Sausagemeat, Saltimbocca, Spring veal sauté , ... All
Button or field mushroomsButton or field mushrooms: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pork escalope with mushrooms and sage cream, Very green mixed salad, Tahitian salad, Radish and mushroom salad, Koulibiak in pie dish, ... All
Dry white wineDry white wine: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beurre blanc sauce, Mushrooms on toast, French style, Rillons de Tours, Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce, Turban of sole with langoustines, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin of beet tops and potatoes, Apple macaronade, Quick prawn curry, Spicy roast cauliflower gratin, Alpine gratin, ... All
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