Monday, March 11, 2013


serves six

6 slices of veal breast or rump roast
9 oz. ground beef
1 thick slice of bacon
6 sprigs fresh parsley
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white wine
1 bay leaf

Season the veal slices with a little salt on both sides, then divide the ground beef among the slices, placing it on top and pressing it down gently. Cut the bacon into 6 strips. Put a strip of bacon and a parsley sprig in the middle of each slice. Roll up each slice of veal and tie it with fine kitchen string. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the veal rolls and cook, turning frequently, until browned all over. Remove from the pan, drain, and set aside. Add onion to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes, until beginning to brown. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the wine, a little at a time, then stir in 3/4 cup water. Add the bay leaf, return the veal rolls to the pan, and add 3/4 cup water to cover them. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Lift the veal rolls out of the pan, remove and discard the string, and place the rolls on a warm serving dish. Remove the bay leaf. Pass sauce through a food mill or process in a food processor, then pour over the meat.

bacon recipe courtesy of: 1080 Recipes by Simone and Inés Ortega; New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2007; page 606.

No comments: