Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe by Jacques Pepin from his A FRENCH CHEF COOKS AT HOME cookbook, takes an Italian classic & adds French influence to produce a company-worthy outcome. I have not made this dish, but will be searching my grocery store for veal at a reasonable price for it. In the meantime, I hope someone will be as tempted as I am to give this a try. *Enjoy*
- 12 veal escalopes (4-in diameter & 1/2-in thick, not pounded)
- 3 medium apples
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- 2 ounces flour
- 2 ounces butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 5 tablespoons calvados
- 12 ounces double cream
- Peel, core & cut apples into 1/2-in cubes. Place them in a bowl, add lemon juice, mix thoroughly so apples are well-coated & set aside.
- Sprinkle veal escalopes w/salt & pepper & then w/the flour, shaking off any excess.
- Heat butter & oil in a lrg skillet at least 15-in in diameter. When hot, add veal a few pieces at a time & saute till lightly brown on both sides (approx 4 min on ea side over med-heat).
- When escalopes are cooked, arrange them on a platter & set aside in a warm place such as an oven heated to 180°F (80°C).
- Add apples w/lemon juice & Calvados to the pan. Scrape up all pan encrustations & cook over mod-heat (stir freq) for 3 minutes.
- Add cream & cont cooking till mixture has turned a rich ivory color. Reduce heat & cook (stir freq) for almost 10 min or till the cream has reduced by half & the sauce coats a spoon.
- Taste for seasoning; you will prob need to add about 1/2 tsp salt. Spoon sauce over escalopes & serve immediately.
- NOTE: The recipe says this serves 6 as a main-course, but I think it is more likely to serve 4 as a main-dish or 6 as an appy. I expect it may depend on what the entire menu looks like, so I will let you decide this for yourself.
Utterly outstanding. Creamy, slightly tart and very tender. I shall make this often. It's so easy, too.
I have made this more than once. Thanks for sharing. It is so delicious. I am trying to save all the recipes I can here before I move to Mexico
This wonderful veal scallopini uses a Normandy style of cooking, and all the flavors work beautifully together. And, why not, Jacques Pepin put this recipe together! This is easy to prepare, and really, really good! My veal slices were thin, and cooked quickly. My sauce was ready in less time than indicated.