Tyler Florence's Veal Oscar with Bearnaise Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Posted in response to a request; this is an awesome meal for a romantic dinner or when you want to impress someone! Use chicken if you don't like veal or want to cut the costs a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, make bearnaise sauce.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the tarragon, shallots, vinegar and wine over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan containing simmering water, or use a double boiler.
  5. Whisk the egg yolks in the bowl until doubled in volume; slowly add the melted butter, continue beating until sauce is thickened.
  6. Stir in reserved shallot reduction.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, set aside wrapped in a warm spot (makes one cup).
  8. Now, make veal.
  9. Blanch asparagus tips in simmering water, drain and set aside.
  10. Poach crab legs in water, white wine and lemon slices for 5 minutes, then shell with a crab cracker and reserve meat.
  11. In a shallow dish combine flour, salt and pepper; coat pieces of veal.
  12. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp of butter and fry cutlets 3 minutes each side until golden brown; remove the veal to a warm platter.
  13. Using the same pan, melt remaining butter, then stir in shallots and tarragon.
  14. Add olive oil, asparagus and crab.
  15. Saute 2 minutes to warm.
  16. To serve: place asparagus and crab on top of each cutlet; drizzle each with sauce, and serve hot.


Most Helpful

Great recipe! No messing, the best béarnaise sauce ever and everything really worked wonderfully!

rosslare October 25, 2014

I completely blew the whole thing. I dropped three eggs in the refrigerator and had to clean the mess up before proceding. I over-cooked the asparagus - yuk! I got flustered, disorganized and the sauce failed. Did it over again - now into nine egg territory! The second attempt on the sauce was lousy - and my fault. I give this recipe five stars because after all the problems it was still very good. Next time I make the sauce ahead of time.

Blue Bustard September 06, 2008

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