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Veal Escalopes in Mushroom Sauce

Veal is the best choice for this dish, as it has a tenderness and subtle flavour that's hard to beat. If you can't find veal, however, slices of turkey or pork fillet or tenderloin can be used instead. Fromagefrais adds smoothness to the sauce.

ingredients

serves 4
4 veal escalopes, each weighing 175 g (6 oz)
2 slices cooked ham, halved
50 g (2 oz) butter
1 stick celery, chopped
1 eating apple, peeled and chopped
25 g (1 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
1 small onion, skinned and chopped
100 g (4 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
25 g (1 oz) plain flour
300 ml (1/2 pint) fresh milk
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) fromage frais
celery leaves, to garnish

method

1. Put each escalope between a sheet of greaseproof paper and beat till thin with a meat mallet or rolling pin.

2. Place a ham slice on each escalope.

3. Melt 15 g (1/2 oz) of the butter in a large frying pan and lightly fry the celery and apple for 3 -4 minutes. Stir in the cheese.

4. Place some of the stuffing on each escalope and roll up, securing with wooden cocktail sticks or fine string or strong cotton.

5. Melt the remaining butter in the pan. Add the veal rolls, brown on all sides and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan, place on a warmed serving plate and keep hot.

6. Add the onion and mushrooms to the pan and cook about 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, then gradually add the milk, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens, boils and is smooth. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Season to taste.

7. Stir in the fromage frais. Pour the sauce over the escalopes and garnish with celery leaves. Serve at once.

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Veal Escalopes
posted by Mad cow @ 06:44AM, 1/14/09
Use wafer thin veal as thicker pieces tend to mask the stuffing. Don't use to strong a flavour ham as this detracts from the taste of the veal, otherwise a good recipe.
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