Veal Fricassee


1lb raw stewing veal

1 onion

2 carrots

1/2 turnip

Bunch of mixed herbs

1 clove garlic

4 peppercorns

Blade of mace (optional)

Strip of lemon rind


salt and pepper

2 oz butter

2 oz flour

juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 egg yolk

2-3 tablespoons cream

bacon, parsley and lemon to garnish


Cube the meat, removing skin or gristle.

Prepare and slice the vegetables.

Put both in a stewpan, with the herbs and spices (tied in muslin), and just cover with the water.

Add salt, cover and simmer very gently until the meat is tender - about 1/2 hours.

Strain off water and measure 1 pint.

Make a sauce with the butter, flour and pint of strained water. Add salt and pepper as necessary, then remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and egg yolk, beaten with the cream.

Reheat carefully without boiling.

Replace meat and vegetables and when hot, put on a hot dish and pour the sauce over.

Garnish with bacon rolls, etc.

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