Recipe French Veal Ragout (Blanquette de Veau)

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  • French Veal Ragout (Blanquette de Veau)
  • 5Servings
  • Preparation
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  • Total
  • 499 kCal
    Per serving
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  • Category : Meat
  • Sub-category : Veal
  • Difficulty : 2
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Warning ! This is not the good season to make this recipe ! See other recipes (Meat) recommended for this season



  • 1 stew pot
  • 2 small pans
  • 1 colander


  1. Blanch the pieces of meat by covering them with cold water in a pan. Boil for a few minutes then drain
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    Place the pieces of meat in a stew pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the onion stuck with a clove, the carrot, bouquet garni, celery and leek
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    Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
  2. While the meat is cooking, prepare the mushrooms and small white onions. Clean, rinse and cut the mushrooms then put them in a small pot of water with a few drops of lemon, salt, pepper and a knob of butter. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and cook for 8 minutes. For the small onions: peel and cook them for 8 minutes, just barely covered with water, along with a small piece of butter and sprinkled with sugar.
  3. Drain the meat, but reserve the cooking juices to use for the sauce. Put the meat on a dish and keep warm.
  4. To make the sauce:
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    Mix 3 tablespoons (40g) of butter and 1 large tablespoon of flour in a saucepan over low heat. When the mixture begins to bubble, remove from heat and add 4 cups (1L) of the liquid from the drained meat. Return the pan to the stove and whisk until thick. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, then add in the mushrooms, small onions
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    and the egg yolk (diluted with a little sauce in a small bowl).
  6. Pour the sauce over the meat
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    Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
  7. Serve with rice, potatoes, or pasta ...

Final Thoughts...

  • To speed up the recipe:
    You can cook the meat in a pressure cooker (for 20 minutes after the start of the rotation of the valve). You can even cook potatoes in the pressure cooker at the same time and then use your spare time to prepare the sauce Smiley ....


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