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Valerie’s Famous Veal Scallopini



With the beautiful Nouveau Beef we buy every year from our favourite farmer, I am able to make incredible "almost veal" scallopini with the most decadent and delicious gravy using homemade veal jus cubes. Definitely worth the effort! Valerie's Famous Veal Scallopini is a restaurant quality, absolutely scrumptious dish easy enough for a weeknight meal - impressive enough for company!
Course Main
Cuisine French Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Valerie Lugonja

Ingredients

Mushrooms

  • 1 pound sliced or 500 grams sliced brown mushrooms
  • ¼ cup butter

Ingredients for the Cutlets

  • 6 veal cutlets , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup butter

Ingredients for the Veal Gravy

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 veal stock cubes
  • 1-2 large clove of garlic , minced
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup or butter

Instructions

Mushrooms

  1. Fry mushrooms over medium high heat in heavy skillet 20-30 minutes, turning every 8 minutes, until completely caramelized
  2. Remove from pan; set aside
  3. Do not clean pan; it will be used to fry cutlets

Instructions for the Cutlets

  1. Combine flour, garlic powder, Vegeta, salt and pepper in dredging pan
  2. Place each cutlet between plastic or parchment paper; pound with mallet until paper thin
  3. Dredge each cutlet in seasoned flour; melt butter into pan used to fry mushrooms
  4. Fry one or two cutlets at a time at medium high heat, two to three minutes per side, until golden (do not over cook)
  5. Set aside cutlets; pan will be used to make the gravy

Instructions for the Veal Gravy

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F; rack in middle
  2. Keeping pan at medium high, deglaze with red wine scraping bits of bottom of pan until smooth
  3. Melt frozen veal stock cubes into wine; add mushrooms back to pan
  4. Stir continuously, adding water as needed to keep gravy at desired consistency
  5. Just prior to service, melt butter into gravy; place cutlets into oven proof serving dish
  6. Pour gravy over cutlets; place in oven to heat through for 5 minutes, until bubbly
  7. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

The Veal Jus Cubes take time, but then you have them for at least a year with so much you can do with them; they are key to this recipe; however, you can cheat and likely get a nice family meal by adding a package of Knorr's Mushroom gravy mix or an International Veal Jus mix. That is kind of blasphemous, yet better than doing an unwrap and zap meal! Then, make the Veal Jus Cubes and note the difference. So healthy and good for you, flavour packed and completely made with real food.
A big eater will have 2, but one scallopini can be considered a serving