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Involtinis

Involtinis

Involtinis are small rolls of meat, usually veal, and cheese. Here is my version.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 8 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 36 min.1 hour 15 min.2 hours 51 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

1 Involtinis : Photo of step #1Chop 1 bunch parsley and 1 garlic clove (from which you have removed the shoot), and mix together. 5 min.
2 Involtinis : Photo of step #2Prepare 4 escalopes of veal by removing all skin and nerves if any.

You should aim to get, as far as possible, rectangles of about 10 by 5 cm.

It's not vital for the rectangles to be exact, as they'll be rolled and tied up eventually.
10 min.
3 Involtinis : Photo of step #3Spread out a slice of ham in front of you. 1 min.
4 Involtinis : Photo of step #4Put a piece of veal on top. 1 min.
5 Involtinis : Photo of step #5Trim the ham around the veal, then turn the lot over.

You will then have the veal with ham on top.
3 min.
6 Involtinis : Photo of step #6Prepare all the escalopes and ham like this. 30 min.
7 Involtinis : Photo of step #7Take a veal/ham rectangle, salt and pepper its surface, place a tablespoon of parsley/garlic mixture along one edge, then cover with grated cheese. 3 min.
8 Involtinis : Photo of step #8Now comes the tricky bit - the rolling:

Start with the aid of knife blade or metal spatula.
9 Involtinis : Photo of step #9Continue with your fingers.
10 Involtinis : Photo of step #10Rolling...
11 Involtinis : Photo of step #11...quite tightly.
12 Involtinis : Photo of step #12Until you get a small roll. 3 min.
13 Involtinis : Photo of step #13Tie up roll to prevent it from opening during cooking.

You can use cocktail sticks (toothpicks) but it's less effective than string.
5 min.
14 Involtinis : Photo of step #14Conitnue like this with all the veal/ham rectangles.

If you are not planning to use them the same day, freeze the involtinis raw.
30 min.
15 Involtinis : Photo of step #15For cooking, take large pan and add 3 tablespoons olive oil over a high heat. When oil is hot, add involtinis and fry until golden brown on each side. Please note that this first operation is not really to cook them: it's just to give them a good colour. 5 min.
16 Involtinis : Photo of step #16This is messy because the hot oil spits a lot, so you can put an aluminum foil lid over 2/3 of pan to contain this. But you should not completely cover the pan at this stage, otherwise the steam generated will stop involtinis browning.
17 Involtinis : Photo of step #17When involtinis are fully browned, put a lid ont the pan and simmer over a low heat for one hour or more. 1 hour
18 Involtinis : Photo of step #18After this time remove lid and add 300 ml liquid cream. Scrape bottom of pan well with a spatula after adding cream, to collect delicious cooking juices and incorporate them. 5 min.
19 Involtinis : Photo of step #19Allow to cook for 10 more minutes, until cream thickens.

You can serve with rice for example.

Foot-note: Each guest should untie the string of his involtini, or you can do it with scissors before serving.
10 min.

Remarks

Ask your butcher for escalopes as thin as he can make.

For a more Italian taste, you can add some fresh sage with the parsley, and if possible use smoked ham.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2989156 gr22 gr253 gr
149 %60 %2 %38 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
28315 gr2 gr24 gr
14 %6 %<1 %4 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
37319 gr2 gr31 gr
19 %7 %<1 %5 %
% 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 8 people : 13.27 €
Per person : 1.66 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made
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