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Traditional Blanquette De Veau

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Ingredients
  Veal breast 1
  Celery stalks with leaves 1
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Thyme leaf 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Bay leaf 1
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Dash
  Small white onions 1 Pound, peeled
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 5 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 5 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

1. Trim fat from breast of veal, cut meat into 1-inch cubes. Remove the celery leaves from stalk; slice stalk; reserve. Tie the celery leaves, parsley, thyme and bay leaf in a small square of cheesecloth.
2. Place meat and herb bundle in kettle or Dutch oven; add water, salt and nutmeg. Heat to boiling; lower heat; cover. Simmer 45 minutes; add sliced celery and onions. Simmer 40 minutes longer, or until meat and vegetables are tender.
3. Remove and discard herb bundle. Transfer meat and vegetables to a shallow, heated, serving dish; cover and keep warm. Reduce the broth to 2 cups by boiling rapidly, uncovered, 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile remove and set aside stems from mushrooms. Saute caps in 2 tablespoons of the butter or margarine in small skillet until nicely browned, about 5 minutes; remove; reserve.
5. Chop stems fine; saute in remaining butter or margarine in a large saucepan for 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook until bubbly. Gradually add reduced broth and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and bubbles 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
6. Beat egg yolks slightly in a small bowl; slowly stir in 1 cup of hot sauce. Stir back into sauce in pan. Pour sauce over meat and vegetables. Garnish with reserved mushroom caps and chopped pars ley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Veal
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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