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Blanquette de Veau


  • Blanch the beans in lightly salted, boiling water. Then drain well, dunk into iced water and drain again.
  • Put the veal in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 4 mins. Then drain well and rinse under cold water.
  • Add a little oil and butter to the pot and melt.
  • Turn the heat down and gently sauté the vegies without colouring, regularly stirring.
  • Then add the flour, turn the heat right down and briefly cook, continually stirring.
  • Return the veal, together with stock to just cover and seasonings. Stir, bring to the boil, turn the heat down and gently simmer for about 45-60 mins until the meat is very tender.
  • Then add the cream, beans, chives and peas. Stir, briefly cook and taste for seasoning.


  • 28 green beans, topped, tailed & halved
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 kg cubed veal
  • olive oil
  • a knob of butter
  • 12 baby onions, peeled
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 12 baby turnips, washed well & peeled
  • 12 button mushrooms
  • 2 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 2 litres chicken (or veal) stock
  • a splash of cream
  • 1-2 tbsp snipped chives
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

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