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Stewed Ox Tail

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Ingredients
  Ox tail 2 Small
  Fat 2 Ounce
  Onions 2
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Stock/Water 1 1⁄2 Pint
  Bouquet garni 1
  Cloves To Taste
  Mace To Taste
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Fried bread croutons 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (for garnish)
  Julienned carrot/Turnip 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

Wash the tails, dry well and remove any superfluous fat.
Cut into joints and divide the thick parts in half.
Melt the fat in a saucepan, fry the pieces of tail until brown, then remove from the pan.
Slice the onions and fry them until light brown, add the flour, mix well and fry slowly until a good brown colour.
Add the stock or water, salt, pepper, bouquet garni, cloves and mace and bring to boiling-point, stirring all the time.
Return the pieces of tail and simmer gently for about 2 1/2—3 hr Remove the meat and arrange on a hot dish.
Add the lemon juice to the sauce, correct the seasoning, strain and pour over the meat.
Garnish with croutons of fried bread and diced or thin strips of cooked carrot and turnip.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stewed

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